Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Assemblage Tail Feathers and Bird Feet

The tail section turned out to be one of the more challenging parts of this project. I had to connect metal to metal, bend metal, weave ribbon and then wedge the finished tail section into the photo holder to secure it to the cigar box. Many thanks to my hubby for his help with several of these steps.

The tail section was made from a wire rack used for grilling, and parts of a vegetable steamer. I bent the grilling rack handle to make a "U" shape and spread out the tines. Then I epoxied the steamer parts to the tines of the rack. Last I wove ribbon through the holes in the steamer rack  both for artistic reasons and to adhesion. Here are photos of the front and back of the tail.

The feet were much easier. All I had to do was remove the business end from the handle of two spatulas. Husbands are very handy for that sort of thing. Then I glued these to the cigar box, and added some buttons. You can see the feet in this photo.

1 comment:

  1. Eileen, your adaptation of this violin into a true work of art is great. Loved how you worked every day objects into it to create a whimsical bird that will stand proudly in any collection. Wow!