Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bejeweled Bird

This fun and funky piece came about because I wanted to use some of the jewelry bits and pieces I'd been collecting.  When I found a bag of metal clip candle holders, I got to thinking of what I could do to combine them.  And I was curious to see if Glossy Accents could hold them all together.  The result was this blingy bird! 

The head is a washer with an earring attached for the eye.  The beak is the earring back.  The beads are glued to pieces of wire.
The body is the candle holder base.  I cut off the clip (which half of became the tail) and bent down the "petals" of the holder.  I attached a gold earring as the wing. 
Curled wires with feather charms accent the tail.  The legs are wire and the base is a wooden block covered with designer paper and distressed.  And yes, Glossy Accents worked beautifully to hold this all together!!
This is my last submission as a Design Team member for The Cheerful Stamp Pad's biweekly Challenge.  I've had a lot of fun playing with Vicki and the gals over there and hopefully can rejoin them sometime in the future!

This piece is entered into the following Challenges:

29 comments:

Glennis said...

Your bird looks fabulous!

michele hileman said...

OMG I love it.

PetraB said...

This is stunning! What a jewel!

Sharon said...

This is just stunning & very clever!!! Fantastic creation!

North Star said...

So clever! Love the way you used up older jewelry

Lisa H said...

That bird is so much fun! Glossy Accents is certainly the go-to stuff isn't it? =)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow, this is so cool. Looks like that needs to go into one of the Stampington magazines.

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous, you certainly are very clever and artistic. TFS

Amy* said...

Oh my goodness! Your little birdie is magnificent! Thanks for the Glossy Accent tip on ATT :)

Shelley said...

Wow! You are so imaginative. Your birdie is just gorgeous!

Ali Manning said...

What a fun and inspiring project :)

PaulaJ said...

absolutely adorable!

Krisha said...

Great idea and great bird!!!

Shar said...

How cool! What a fabulous way to upcycle jewelry!

Laura said...

Oh how very cool and very clever!!

Laura

Shelley said...

It's wonderful!!!

Lisa M said...

Virtual high five!!! This is spectacular. I completely love what you've created here. What a wonderful conversational piece of artwork. Spectacular!

Thank you so much for joining in our challenges at Top Tip Tuesday and Craft Us Crazy. :)

n1sunrider said...

Love the wire technique! Very nice!

Electra said...

This is beautiful!!

ncurryartiste said...

This is delightful!!!!

Elaine Stark said...

Gosh, great what you have made with all your bits and pieces. Fabulous. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Paper Squirrel said...

This is so cool! It's so different from your normal style that I scrolled right past it on Cheerful Stamp Pad and thought "where's Cindy's project"...LOL! Funky fun...love it!

Michele said...

i really love this! so creative and beautifully done. it inspires me to think of creative ways to use many of the bits and pieces i have around... xo

Annette said...

Wow, this is so different and creative. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

Bettina L. said...

This is really spectacular. Love this bird you've created here. Fabolous design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it, Cindy! Super creative.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant,gosh what an amazing creation,just love this,to bits, bless you for playing at creative craft challenge too,hugs Cheryl xxxx

dragonllew said...

Oh wow this is so fab completly different thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
Jenny x

Cathy L. said...

I love love love this piece, so cute.