Tiny Hammer-Formed Brass Bird Ornament

by shelbyvision on September 8, 2009

I started an Etsy shop about a week ago, and put up all my usual pieces, which are way too expensive for the typical Etsy shopper. I did it on the sage advice of someone who is very successful at internet marketing, the idea being that it is very inexpensive advertising. After thinking about it a while, I was able to come up with something that is more in the Etsy price range, it’s a tiny bird, made the same way as my other bird I recently showed here, http://shelbyvision.userblogs.ganoksin.coms/2009/08/18/hammer-formed-brass-bird-sculpture-how-it-was-made/. Since it’s so small (the bird is 3″ long), there’s much less time involved in making it. Hopefully I can come up with more ideas for inexpensive pieces.

bird ornament
bird ornament

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shelbyvision December 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Thanks Leigh. I’m now making a slightly larger, improved version that’s available from Artful Home, https://www.artfulhome.com/product/Metal-Ornament/Gilded-Dove/69184

Leigh Durst December 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I love this ornament. I don’t see them up on Etsy anymore but would love to know how to get one. 🙂

Sam Patania December 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Steve, I love your work, the how to pictures really help me figure out how they were done because I couldn’t figure it out!
I bought a bunch of these to give as X-Mas presents and I love them. I gave the silver ones to my kids and my girlfriend and the brass to my sisters and mom and dad. I take a long view of metal work and am glad to have these in my family. I expect to enjoy them for many generations, thank you Steve,

shelbyvision September 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

Thanks Helen.
I’ve already sold two of them!

Helen Hill September 15, 2009 at 5:01 am

He really is a beautiful little bird Steve!

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