A quaint little lovebird key ornament!
These two birdies are made from embossed copper sheet and vintage china for their wings, they have coiled brass beaded tails and soldered tin beaks. Prancing on an antique iron key with a glass heart, they are then coated in crystalline verdigris. The assemblage is 70mm tall.
“Whilst digging my garden I found old bits of china in the soil, they were like pieces of buried treasure to me. So I started making these little beasties with them using some scraps of copper from my husband’s workshop. Now I search around antique and vintage shops looking for chipped teacups and lonely saucers to supplement my garden finds.”