...hello dear ones!!
I would like to show you one of the pretties
my mom and I were working on!!
This is my new,
~ pink bird aviary ~
Which is now hanging over my bed!!
Is it not ~ dreamy??!
...sooooo many projects were going on in the studio!
This took about a week to put together
and it all started with this ~
...and no ~
this is not a pile of yummy colored pasta
(hhhmmmm, what a fabulous italian dinner that would be!)
this is sumptuosness at it's finest
cut into ribbons,
ready to be bloom stained and grunge dyed
for other prettinesses!!
(I so enjoy creating with such gorgeousness!!)
after being bloom stained and grunge dyed
(some vintage lace and paper dollies too)
It was time to do the birds!!
I removed all their eyes!!!
as they were all a hideous red plastic!
can you imagine?
and can we say
after dying them, I replaced their eyes with jolee's flat back, hotfix pearls.
(whew, say that 10 times fast!!!)
and used a brown permanent marker for the centers.
As soon as I put the centers on,
each bird took on their own personality!!
I used my most favorite glitter
~ german glass glitter/fine grit ~
for their beaks & wings.
In Nevada, we have Quail birds
that I enjoy feeding and watching their peculiar ways!
I just love when they run, strutting their top head feathers to and fro!!!
They were the inspiration for my pink birds!
(see the three crystals atop their heads, quail influenced!!!)
I then painted all their little wire feet,
tied a piece of silk or lace around each of their necks
I found this scrolly metal candleabra in my travels,
it was gold...
three spray paint cans later,
it became creamy white!!!
I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time
I know it just called to me!!!
I used vintage earrings and rhinestones to finish it all off,
as, who simply doesn't love mixing the vintage with new?!
I am really loving my pink aviary!
at the crack of dawn, I hear the birds outside ~ waiting for their seeds
and as soon as I open my eyes,
I am smiling with a joy in my heart to wake up to such beauty
to my ears,
to my eyes,
...to my soul!!!!
I hope you were inspired by this pink bird aviary
as much as I enjoyed creating it with my mom:)
I am thinking of putting one of these special pink friends
in my 100 friends giveaway
I'm almost there!!!
What do you think?!
Is this something that you would be interested in???
Let me know by leaving a comment
and I will start putting pretties in a pile!!!