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Gracie was the first in my "Birds" series of toys. Her pattern would go on to make several othes, including Lefty the green cheek conure.
The peice was hand-dyed using a combo of Ion "Azure" Semi-permanent hair color for her blue body and Tria markers for the finicky little details.
The fur was then scissor trimmed by hand which is why I use high quality faux fur from Britex. The general rule of thumb is that the more expensive the fur, the denser it is.
Her feet were prototypes too. This is where I worked out the construction technique of bundling brass wires and finishing them with heat-shrink tubing.
Sculpture dimensions: 6" x 8"
Materials: High density faux fur, Ultrasuede, French silk ribbons, brass wire, semi-precious findings, and the all important scary-sharp scissors.
Display Method: Free standing
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