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« on: July 28, 2013 04:49:54 AM »

For the recent bird swap, I was inspired to make a curiosity cabinet for my partner goatgoddess.  I blame my inspiration on the oddity research I've been doing for the side show swap!   Cheesy



My favorite part is in the tiny bottle in the lower right of the cabinet.  It's a hummingbird feather that we found in our greenhouse.  The little acorn nest is holding beauty berry seeds from our garden.The bird skull is made from poly clay.


 
This was truly a fun project to make.   Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013 05:56:44 AM »

All the details look wonderful.  Smiley Where did you find the little cabinet? Did you make the bird skull?
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013 06:08:06 AM »

I did!  It's made of poly clay.  The cabinet base is the bottom half of one of those $1 dollhouse cubbys you can get at Michaels.  I put it in the microwave to loosen the glue in order to separate the top from the bottom.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013 08:12:35 AM »

This is marvelous. I love that you used found objects from your farm. That makes it extra special. Clever idea with the dollhouse cubby!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013 08:14:11 AM »

This is so beautiful and interesting! I especially love the feathers in the glass bottles.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013 09:44:27 AM »

You did an amazing job on the skull. Also very smart using the microwave to loosen the glue.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013 11:29:35 AM »

This is gorgeous! What do the labels say?
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013 11:41:25 AM »

Thanks!  They say Species in Order of Abundance, Number of times Seen and Percent of Abundance.  Across the top of the wood cabinet it says Relative Abundance of Birds in a Region.  I found the most perfect Lost & Found 6x6 paper pad for this project. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2013 11:50:35 AM »

I like this a lot!   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013 08:06:21 PM »

This is gorgeous and clever!
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