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Framed bird sculpture made from spare jewelry parts! This is a good one!

Submitted by denny February 1st, 2011
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Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
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"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
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I snatched this within seconds of walking into Joan of Arc thrift shop. It’s price tag was $3.00 and is spare jewelry parts on crushed green velvet. Size is 11 x 14 from one edge of the frame to the other and actual velvet piece is 9 x 12.

Up close shot of the bird. I’m loving the headpiece that the bird is wearing here.

4 Responses to “Framed bird sculpture made from spare jewelry parts! This is a good one!”

  1. Allee Willis

    I don’t buy any of these types of fabrications but I’m always completely fascinated by them. I like this one especially because of the use of pearl necklaces. Sometimes, especially when these things are made of watch parts, the placement can get a little haphazard. But this one was really thought out. It’s a very elegant and happy bird indeed!

  2. denny

    I ended up putting this bird aside. I am so guilty of impulsive purchases. I don’t think spending $3.00 will kill me. I just feel sorry for the unsuspecting friend who will end up getting this in the mail.

    • Mooshe

      Oh man, I’m so glad to hear you also send your friends your impulsive purchases. I’ve been good for a while but I’m such a problem for my friends– they just have to SEE it. Of course I could send them a picture but they really have to SEE IT!

      This is a really really gorgeous bird though. I love the shape of its head and the color choices so so much.

  3. denny

    Hey Mooshe – any of us here at would love to be your problem! Instead of sending greeting cards and that sort of thing, I send packages to my friends. I love doing it. Nothing says hello to friends like a package filled with kitsch.

    This bird is not normally something I would hang here but I really love the design of it and the various bits of jewels.