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    Posted 7 years ago

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    The painted celluloid bird (1-1/2") was attached to an ashtray at the foot (maybe 50's or 60's?) and the ring is a marriage of a lovely old 30's celluloid button glued onto a 50's red bakelite ring.

    Both these items weren't in perfect shape so I felt it was okay to up-cycle them. And they are just for me. I will enjoy wearing them.

    The bird had a broken foot and needed to be built back up again with grout. Now he's on my tiny 3mm black onyx bead necklace.

    The top rectangle of the 1"x1/2" ring is actually a button. It was dirty and dark and chipped so I didn't think it would hurt to buff it clean w/simichrome and my dremel. I was surprised that it was 2 colors - a pretty deep opaque brown and translucent applejuice. Then I removed the button base bottom and glued to the red 1950's bakelite ring

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Kevin, walksoftly, Jewels and AGH for your love!
    2. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      I meant to comment on this earlier, I love them, nice up cycle!
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Jewels - I like to fix things...
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Phil for your loving.
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Now that's just too cute! Very creative my friend!!!
    6. earlquinn1 earlquinn1, 7 years ago
      You did a great job! Love that red!!!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thanks Share! I am known as the bird lady around here (I only have 4 little guys, what's up with that?) so I like this better as a necklace than the ashtray it originally was. And I love how the ring turned out too.
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Earlquinn1 for your comment!

      Thanks to all my friends on CW who stopped by to love these silly bits of plastic.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thanks bratjdd - they are pretty! I'm in a red mood this Fall.
    10. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Your birdie pieces are beyond compare, lovely red celluloid bird. I have now begun to collect celluloid with my Lea Stein cat, I can see why it's addictive there are so many pretty colors
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 11 months ago
      Thanks Jenni - I think Leah Stein developed a new plastic with her husband (Looked her up to see if f have one of her "taffy" bangles.) This bird was a fun find!

      Thanks for the loves from long ago to most recent: Nadia, Karen, Mike, musichoo, Gudrun, astro, Trey, gargoyle, newtimes, Sean, Jewels, Vintroflo, aura, Eileen and Malkey

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