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Garden Mini Birds, Handmade Recycled Ornamental Birds (set of 5) 3"

Haiti
$24.95

These are our tiniest set of Birds measuring only 3". They are the size of birds you find in most of our 23" sculptures. They make a nice compliment to give the larger sculptures more movement!!

Garden Mini Birds, Handmade Recycled Ornamental Birds (set of 5)  3"

In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti,  the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal.   Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze.  This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal.  After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter’s canvas.  The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension.  When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish.

Though it is protected with a weather-proof finish, this sculpture will rust over time, if exposed to outdoor weather.  To prevent this from happening, grab a can of spray on enamel at the hardward store and go to it.  Once a year should be plenty.  It's a snap!

We are proud to support our artists with fair trade practices.

Each of these little birds comes with a hanger that has been riveted onto the back.  If you are displaying them outside and you need a little more "insurance" against them flying away, there are two things you can do.  First, take a hammer and bang down the hanger 'til it's almost closed and the nail head is a snug fit.  Second, take another nail with a small head and bang it into the wall in the notch between the bird's body and lower wing.  The nail will virtually "disappear" into the sculpture once it's hung.  Nothing to it!

It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti

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These are our tiniest set of Birds measuring only 3". They are the size of birds you find in most of our 23" sculptures. They make a nice compliment to give the larger sculptures more movement!!

Garden Mini Birds, Handmade Recycled Ornamental Birds (set of 5)  3"

In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti,  the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal.   Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze.  This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal.  After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter’s canvas.  The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension.  When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish.

Though it is protected with a weather-proof finish, this sculpture will rust over time, if exposed to outdoor weather.  To prevent this from happening, grab a can of spray on enamel at the hardward store and go to it.  Once a year should be plenty.  It's a snap!

We are proud to support our artists with fair trade practices.

Each of these little birds comes with a hanger that has been riveted onto the back.  If you are displaying them outside and you need a little more "insurance" against them flying away, there are two things you can do.  First, take a hammer and bang down the hanger 'til it's almost closed and the nail head is a snug fit.  Second, take another nail with a small head and bang it into the wall in the notch between the bird's body and lower wing.  The nail will virtually "disappear" into the sculpture once it's hung.  Nothing to it!

It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti

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Mini Garden Birds

I could not be happier with my little birds! When I got my package it was beautifully wrapped, not your typical envelope with bubble wrap. The care they put into wrapping shows they care about their product. When I opened them I was so pleased!! They are better than what I expected. I will be ordering more from "It's Cactus" in the future. I need something to go with my little birds even though they are gorgeous just themselves!! The detail is just incredible. Thank you so much. It is nice to get things that are one of a kind and not from department stores.
Lynne

Posted by Lynne on Jul 1st 2019

Additional info

SKU: SM531 MINI BIRDS
Availability: 3" X 3"
Width: 4.00
Height: 4.00
Depth: 1.00
Warranty: 5