I made this for @Bunny1kenobi in the recent whimsy swap. I have wanted to make a dollhouse sized bird cage for some time now and this was just the push I needed to get it done.
First, the supplies (the only things I didn’t end up using were the round beads).
I didn’t photograph the next step, but I stained all the wood pieces before assembling them. You can tell by my stained fingers.
The frames of the four sides are complete:
I straightened wire from a spool then cut it to size. I glued each piece using drops of a precision-tipped metal glue. I used tweezers to fine-tune their positions.
The fourth side was a little different to accommodate the door.
Sides all assembled now working on the seed tray. That is the partially-finished top in the foreground with the little swing lying just above it.
Legs added and work on top is progressing:
I found some plastic packaging that was the perfect shape for seed and water dishes. I filled them with mod podge and some gardening material I had laying around. lol. The mod podge dried clear.
Fitting the top with a swing attached:
A dangling mirror is added. (Notice the mod podge is now clear):
At this point it was finished, but… I had pictured birds in it from the beginning… So I mailed a day late and made some fimo budgies that I epoxied down so they would not go anywhere.
I added some mini papers. You can read the words, “The Oregonian” and “Biden”.
I signed the bottom. of the tray:
This one has a mirror and his friend is eating: