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Encrusted with glass gems and jewels in red green and gold, this little adorable, fiery red beauty hops about with curiosity and feels quite antique.


Each jewelled bird sculpture was created by Athena Jane who selects vintage and contemporary glass and acrylic beads, gems and glass crystals, including recycled and upcycled jewellery from her collections, along with handmade Italian paper and gold or silver metal leaf.


Layers of work went into creating each bird, as the artist first sculpts an under structure using epoxy putty, then gradually adds layers of handmade paper, crackle glazes and paint effects to create an aged feel to her work. Each bird is a completely unique artwork taking between 6-8 hours to create.

Athena Jane began her collection of birds inspired by the opulence of Venice and the traces of history and rich colours she discovered as she walked among the canals and beauty of the city. She loves Natural History Museums and many of the birds have ben exhibited through museums. She has made hundreds of sparkling birds, the absolute symbol of freedom- vibrant, colourful, and joyful. This Red Green and Gold beauty is ready to wing its way out into the world.


Measurements: each bird is approximately 

Length - beak to tail approx 15cm

Height - claw to top of head approx 13cm

The Opulent Red and Green Sparkle Finch

SKU: SB-0017
  • UK Delivery - Free

    International Courier - £50

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