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Topic: The Red and Bluebird of Happy Accidentness  (Read 3069 times)
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« on: August 29, 2007 08:09:05 PM »

I've been fiddling with shrink plastic a little bit, and the other day I did this big red flying swallow that I wanted to be quite focal. I was watching it shrink away in the toaster oven and YEEK! it started curling up and getting sticky and not letting go or flattening out! And then I realized, WAIT! I like it! So I pulled it out and let it cool in its twisty configuration.

First the twisty tail detail:



Then the finished necklace, modeled by the tree next to my deck:



I tried to take an action shot so you could get an idea of the scale, but it was IMPOSSIBLE to photograph on me. It's a fairly fine silver chain, so it's not huge, but it definitely has presence. I like it a lot. I really like how the standard hole-punch punched hole shrinktizes. Also the reds match better in reality. This thing was a beast to photograph, really!
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 08:11:37 PM »

That's adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 08:15:33 PM »

I agree, very adorable. I like how you added the dangly bit.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007 08:18:50 PM »

i also really like the dangly and how the bird connects the two chains.

how long does it hang? is it an above the boobs thing or a over the boobs and shirt dealio?

really good job. i like happy accidents. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007 08:27:55 PM »

wow that came out looking really cool!
...I want one...
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007 08:29:56 PM »

That's so cool! Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007 08:33:43 PM »

Thanks, folks! The bird sits on the flat part of my breast plate (under the dip in my collarbone). I don't wear low-cut shirts, so it couldn't sit too low -- just enough so that the star will generally show. But not too high or the wing would poke me in the throat!
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007 10:41:47 AM »

it's lovely. the twistiness adds personality.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2007 11:24:28 AM »

That bird looks like it was twisted with artistic flair.  Don't you love having unique pieces that no one will ever be able to duplicate?
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2007 12:01:31 PM »

i love it!!! you should try doing a fish.....just because it would look cool beause fish twist about anyways Tongue
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