Say Hello to my feathered friends!
On Day #279 I created a collage with my family. I decided to cut the sides off that piece. The nest-like collage was plenty busy and it didn’t need all the extra goings-on.
However, I didn’t throw the strips away. They sat on my table for a day or two. I kept on looking at all the pretty colors and textures of those strips and wondering what I could do with them.
At the same time, I had pulled all my polymer clay supplies out for Day #279 and hadn’t put those away either.
The third item left out was a cardboard egg carton.
As I looked at the mess I needed to clean up, the idea for little bird nests emerged. I liked the idea of the skinny road-runner legs and thought it may be fun to put little birds in the tiny egg carton segments. I also had left-over feathery string which I thought could cover up the base of the egg carton.
I used the fabric scrap strips as platforms for the birds I would make.
These birds measure roughly 2×3 inches. They are made with a polymer clay base and a mosaic application using seed beads and vintage rhinestones. I love how the clay resembles tile grout. They are in essence, mini-mosaics.
They’re sweet as could be. I put them on my window sill to greet me while I wash the dishes.
It’s a shame the sparkle doesn’t translate via photograph because these little birds glow with reflective light from the beads and rhinestones.
I have quite a few more pieces of egg carton. I just might have to fill my window sill with birdies for the winter.
They could add some cheeriness to a dreary day!