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I recently had a request on Facebook to create a Vasa parrot, and it's not a bird species that I've ever had an order for before, so I was fascinated to read about how unique they are among parrots. Not only does the female actually change her feather colors during breeding season, but she molts her head feathers out, and the skin on her head turns yellow!

So while I had another bird in mind for this month's Bird of the Month, I ended up creating the Vasa instead, after being inspired by all of the photos that I found while reading about them! It's always fun to sculpt a species that I've never created before!

In addition, there are several round pendants on sale this week, including two mini-pendants (conure & macaw) starting at just $9.00! I created another owl pendant with Swarovski eyes, and a new design that has a Caique type of parrot face. All of the jewelry is being auctioned on eBay for five days, ending on Tuesday, July 30.

I know there are a lot of you who are anxious to be able to place custom orders again, and I want to thank you for your patience and understanding with the health issues that I'm still experiencing. I had planned to resume accepting a limited number of orders this month, but ended up not feeling well enough. So, we'll see how things are in August, and hopefully I'll be able to get back to custom work then!


 
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These new creations were made using rubber stamps impressed in black clay, then highlighted with metallic pigment powders for color, and embellished with beads. They have a unique and eye catching look that is hard to capture in photos!

I've made these as magnets, which can be easily altered to also use as ornaments if you prefer. Some of the larger ones also look fantastic in my magnetic display frames as well, as wall or table art.

The birds represented resemble a Blue and Gold Macaw, Male Eclectus, Blue Headed Pionus, White Bellied Caique, Black Headed Caique, a sculpted Lovebird on a cage, and a Senegal. Tthese pieces are on eBay until Thursday. (Any unsold pieces will then be listed in my Joy Magnet Art Etsy Shop.)


 
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The Bird of the Month is the Black Headed Caique! On sale this week are a bracelet charm, choker, beaded bracelet and necklace set. They are on auction on eBay, ending on Tuesday. I've also listed a few White Bellied Caiques as well, as shown here.

I'm also happy to share my new Flights of Fancy collection for Fall with you this week on eBay! There are eight unique necklaces, each in shades of greens, browns and amber, with one-of-a-kind designs and glass beading on each. Each bird is sculpted from polymer clay, impressed with whimsical designs, and highlighted with metallic pigments and acrylic paints, for a fantastic and eye-catching look.

The species that are loosely represented are: African Grey, Eclectus/Generic Parrot, Parrotlet, Conure, Amazon, Umbrella Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, and Female Eclectus. They are being auctioned on eBay for the next week!


 

 

 
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