I found a set of little wooden birds in 'The Works' and thought they'd make a nice decoration and be ideal for trying out my mica powders.
I mixed the mica powder with acrylic varnish and they looked quite pretty when I'd finished, all shiny and metallic. Then came the problem of how to hang them. I wanted them to look as if they were flying. The only way I could see of doing this was with invisible thread but that is difficult to work with. Then I thought about the floating necklaces we'd made in the jewellery class which is why they are attached to the pin with jewellery eyes, beading wire and crimps. The observant among you will have noticed that I started out with more birds. There are only three loops on the pin and I couldn't figure out a way to attach the others.