The head for the bird was part of the violin handle, part of a saxophone key guard, and part of a wire photo holder. I bent the key guard so it curved to match to violin handle end. I then glued the wires to the key guard so they looked like top feathers on the bird. The top feathers and key guard were glued to the violin handle using gel super glue, and then I used jewelry cording to add some additional security to hold this in place, and add an additional design element to the piece. Here are photos of this work at various stages of completion.