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Birdcage Ring by MirielDesign Birdcage Ring by MirielDesign
I designed and made this birdcage ring, in 925 silver and 585 gold. (Sterling and 14K) I did the photography too.
Entirely hand fabricated, no casting or metal clay involved.
Each bird is made up of 6 pieces put together.
There is a total of 93 soldering points on this ring, and it took two pretty intense workdays to make.
The cage door can be opened.

It's about a size 7 (US) or 54mm, and is possibly for sale.
:heart: My facebook page
:heart: My Etsy

I probably should have edited out the burns on my finger, but hey, that's how a goldsmiths hands usually look like. I'm glad my nails and fingertips aren't showing.
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Given 2013-07-03
Birdcage Ring by *MirielDesign ( Featured by maytel )
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lollipoplit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
BEAUTIFULLL!!!
On another note though, the link for the bird process seems to be broken :/ would you mind repairing it? 

Again though, absolujtely stunning!
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, you're right. 
I removed it a while ago, I started selling birds in my Etsy shop, and didn't feel like having a detailed step by step guide to how I make them anymore. Sorry :/ I usually love sharing tips and tricks and how I do stuff, but specific guides to making something I'm trying to sell seems like bad business practice =P
The birds are here, if you want to see them: www.etsy.com/listing/187957177…
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Wow, that's really cool. Quite unique.
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Soulstripper Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This is possibly the most amazing thing I ever did see, jewelry-wise. I can't even begin to express how brilliant this is.   
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I appreciate the nice words :)
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deviousdharma Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing
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biltongboy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Great to see a fellow jeweller getting some well deserved love! Stunning piece!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Amazing.
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ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh good, this did get a DD, cause if it didn't I was going to go and tell them that THIS WORK NEEDS a DD! :D So very well and amazingly done!
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InunekoKyoko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute o.o I want it!
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kachin77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, you're really talented c:
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spacebroccoli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!!
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mingles Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful! I loved your process photos too!
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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FlapJackClover Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will you be selling this one or another like it in your store?
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, not this exact piece, but I will be putting up more of the small ailver bird necklaces soon :)
If you like my facebook page, you get updates when I add something to my shop.
(I don't tend to update so often here on dA)
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piggy-tails Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Three words: "four small children". But it looks gorgeous on someone else's hand! Congratulations on a well deserved DD!
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Haha, yeah, I have a three year old daughter, I couldn't possbily wear this around the house, I'd poke her eye out (or my own).
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Maerorem-Caligo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my goodness, it's two obsessions of mine rolled into one. Birdcages and silver. All I can say is WANT.
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and beautiful and likely impossible to wear.
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
It actually sits rather comfortable on the hand, as long as you don't touch your face =P
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. Well its beautiful anyway.
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gberly Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
It's awesome!!
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Nassae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This is astoundingly beautiful , congrats on the DD !
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is precious ^^
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UrsulaOT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great work! :love:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! Really good composition! Congratulations!
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phildunne Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunningly beautiful.
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MartizaPL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice mouth. Beautiful idea. :>
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Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
How creative!! It's so pretty!! I can tell you put a lot of work and dedication into this!! :love:

Congrats on the DD!! It was well deserved! :) :thumbsup:
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
What a brilliant little piece of metalwork! I love looking at intricate soldering and wire pieces - you can see that they put a lot of effort into it. :hug:
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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tasmia-tasin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Photographer
I hope you are alright.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh how cute!

Congrats on the DD! Have a good day!
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JKL-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is just so beautiful, just wow wow wow absolutely breathtaking!! :o Totally deserved a DD! Congrats! :D
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theRuDi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
D: I want it love it DX desire it !! is sooo beautiful!!!
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Sakura060277 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want it! It's very pretty! and unique! How much?
Congratulations on the DD!
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not planning on selling it really, but if you're genuinely interested, you can send me an email, and we can talk about it :)
Josephinevictoriaryan@gmail.com
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xLovechanx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing! *o*
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MistressTRB Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
That's awesome! You have amazing skill.
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Lilmimi1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! :jawdrop: Your work is stunning and such a nice idea and very well done! :happybounce:
Congrats on the DD - you definitely deserve it!!! :dalove:
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :) Congrats on the DD
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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