I couldn't post this one before Christmas as it was a present! :D
It is made in fine silver and about 4cm high. The colour is all enamel. It is a fob...designed to be attached to a pocket watch chain, hence the style of clasp on it.
It's double sided and both sides are enamelled so it doesn't matter if it turns while it is being worn.
It's quite thick to make it nice and strong.
I've been promising to make this piece for several years! Somehow each time I tried to start it I just couldn't come up with a design or style that I liked.
Parrots are very special in our family (my maiden name is Parrott ;) ), so any old parrot just wouldn't do - it had to be right!! It also had to be very bright and colourful (of course!)!! This is based on a macaw.
This year I've been making a lot more enamelled pieces in this sort of style and when I thought about it I realised, at last, it was perfect way to make the parrot.
I now have one very happy brother ;)