To continue our "What Do You Keep?" series I wish to feature this lovely pave parrot. Found for a few dollars and missing half her stones last week, I decided to take her home as a project for my own collection.
All I did was dry-brush her crevices and wipe her down and fill in her empty spots with rhinestones. I am not the most skilled at this, which is why I never repair items for resale, just for my own collection. I used vintage rhinestones whenever possible as the newer ones seem so bright in comparison to the older, intact stones. I used a pink stone for the eye since the piece already has this color pink originally and I think it worked out well. I also tried to match the size of the stone to the space designed to house it. As you can see in the first pic, the settings for the stones varied quite a bit. This is how the designer used the stones size to create a more dimensional final bird. I think she looks pretty grand there at the end! And I love those gradated painted metal parts in contrast to the rhinestone body. Pretty girl! Pretty girl!