Add this to the list of “what was I thinking” crafts. Those types of projects seem to litter my workspace these days. I picked up this milk glass dish years and years ago. It’s had a pile of fossils sitting in it. That just didn’t seem to do it justice, though the fossils are cool.
It popped into my head to use the heavy gauge wire to make a cage with the vase as a base. I started by adding the copper tape to the inside of the dish and soldering around it. Then I cut my wires and soldered them together and then on to the base.
I added the little curls of wire to make a pattern. they aren’t perfect but exactly what I wanted. Then I added a wire around the middle.
The opening was fitted in last. This part was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I thought about making some sort of gate but I don’t like closed cages. My bird can leave whenever it wants.
The perch is made from a copper wrapped stick and then soldered. I added a couple of jump rings to finish. It really came out cool.
So there you have it. The entire project took about two hours. Now I have this table top bird cage to decorate with the seasons.