Happy Ornament Thursday! This week's ornament celebrates peace, love and thrifting! Over the summer I rescued a broken wind chime from the local thrift store. A bag o' birds for three dollars?!?! I couldn't resist. I didn't really know what I'd do with them at the time, but recently I have found they make for perfect ornaments! With their dove shape, I painted them all white with metal paint. This one actually has a coat of pearl paint on it although it's hard to see in the photo. This afternoon I took it to the studio to finish and here's what I came up with:
Peace Bird Ornament, 2007
A few beads, ribbon and a peace charm----done! I was inspired by a a wall hanging at my grandparent's house that's been there for as long as I can remember. It's all white and made from metal that has a slight rusty patina and spells PEACE vertically with a dove hanging at the bottom. Now if I could just get it to rust a little around the edges!
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