Posted 6 years ago
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