Sunday, February 9, 2014



She is the guardian of the Nests
She sweetly sings their songs so when they arrive,
they will find their way.

I made this from one of Retro Cafe Art Galleries Santos Cage Shrine Doll Kits.
The possibilities are endless. She stands 10 1/2" tall.

Each piece was primed, sanded, painted, sanded again and then hand rubbed with Turquoise Inka and polished for a nice smooth silky finish. That is before the pieces are put together.

I love bird nests, they are all so beautiful and unique, just like the birds that inhabit them. I also have a bit of Spring fever, so this one really brighten my day to make.

I love the flaming heart (found at Retro Cafe) and the little glass bezel (found in my art stash) I thought was perfect added touch.
I had so much fun making the nest. Weaving the ribbons were a bit tricky, those little birds are really creative.

You don't have to do the back side, but I like the look of the entire piece back and front. I have to tell this is so much prettier in person. The blue in the photos looks like a robin egg blue, but the color is a gorgeous more aqua turquoise with a beautiful sheen to it. I just couldn't capture it all, my camera is still teaching me.

I think one of my favorite pieces on this doll is her breast piece, a little antique brass knocker with the little blue birds at the top. The glitter on her crown, wings and nest does not show up either, but hopefully you can see the best parts of her and imagine the final touches.

I spent a lot of (enjoyable) hours on her and you can find her in my Etsy shop if you are interested. You might want to grab a cup of coffee and stroll over to Retro Cafe Art Gallery and check them out.. oh and bring your wallet, you will fill your cart!


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