I did manage to have some time over the weekend to create which made me really happy. I had a few ideas swimming around in my head and one of them was to make a little bird cage. I was inspired by the old Hendrix bird cages you see on eBay alot these days ~ they are so beautiful but costly too. Most of all I really wanted to create something.
I am so fortunate to have a craft room with all sorts of treasures hiding away just waiting to be found again, so early Saturday morning when everybody was still sleeping I gathered what I needed and sat at my dining room window ...
... trying to ignore the mountain of dirt and mess ...
... and created this...
... tattered bird cage!
I had the idea a few weeks ago and had noted it down in my "little book". I knew exactly how I wanted it to look like when it was finished.
I used a tattered metal plate and an old candle holder for the base.
I am so happy with the outcome of this project!! A few months ago I tried to make a bird cage and I totally failed trying to do so. Nothing worked at all then but this time it did!
I used a small piece of driftwood that I had found about 12 years ago on a beach on Vancouver Island for the swing.
The construction is very basic ~ 8 long pieces of wire and two shorter pieces and that was almost everything already.
The little tattered plate I chose was perfect since it had a punched out design ~ it couldn't have been better!
I used my small wire pliers to curl the ends giving it the final touch.
The cage was a bit tricky at one stage but in the end it all came together and worked out the way I wanted it to ~ mission completed and me ... very happy!
Now the only thing I need for this creation is a bird to call it home but that will be for a future post to share with you.
I hope you are all well.
Have a peaceful and creative day,