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Blue Birds

About this design:

Also an experiement. Tried out some alcohol inks on cut out birds. Lots of filing and sanding here.


aluminum sheet, silver plated wire, alcohol inks

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  1. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    These are lovely too! :-)

  2. Frida
    Frida says:

    Very nice and cute :)

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So sweet!

  4. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Wow! Very cool!
    Did you cut the birds by hand or use a punch? Great job with the alcohol inks!
    You better make more of these because they will sell like crazy! :)

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very cute!! Did you seal the ink? If so, with what?

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These are adorable, Lynda! I am also curious if you cut them with a saw or shears? What is the gauge of the aluminum, if I may ask?

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, Thanks for your interest in these experiments of mine.
    I did draw the designs on paper and used rubber cement to attach them to the aluminum sheet- two copies reversed. Cut them out with heavy duty kitchen shears. Got the basic shapes, but very rough. Then, came lots of filing and sanding. The holes were drilled. And yes, since both of these earrings used inks, I did apply a coat of satin varnish for protection because I’m not sure of the ink’s durability.

    Glad you like them!

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  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Oh, I think it was 24 gauge aluminum. Not completely sure about this.

  10. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    How sweet are these! Really great job! :)

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I’d wear these in an instant! Love the color transition.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    These are darling. Great job with the alcohol inks.

  13. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Soo very cute!

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for the info, Lynda! I may have to try a project like these. Sush a fun design!

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them :D

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The Blue Birds of Happiness!! Perfect for spring. :D

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Oh I love your birds…

  18. beadelena
    beadelena says:

    aaw so cute. love them! Had to tell you. beadelena

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