The NEW 2023 Northern Cardinal Perching Christmas ornament and decorative magnet is a hand crafted, decorative keepsake made in Northern Michigan.
Item #2023 Northern Cardinal Perching | Quantity: 1
Approximate Measurements: 4.5" tall x 2" wide x 0.7" thick (the larger cardinal)
Hand poured casting made in a red color resin/vinyl-type material.
This decoration is flat-one-side and the back is unfinished.
The casting is hand trimmed and hand painted with red, black and orange acrylic paints.
This little piece of art will be finished with my special green wire clip so it can actually perch on a sturdy evergreen bough.
Includes small magnets that can be glued on the back so this keepsake can be enjoyed year 'round. I recommend Gorilla® brand Super Glue for best permanent adhesion.
Arrives in a plastic bag however other packaging options are available.
Pricing is for the Cardinal keepsake only and does not include any wreath, ribbons, foliage, etc.
Returnable in accordance with store polices.
My sculptures are copyrighted and all rights are reserved.
Care Instructions & Additional Information: Photos of this decoration may have been taken outdoors but it is for indoor use only. This keepsake is for decorative use only. It is not a toy and it does contain small parts- keep out of the reach of children and pets. Avoid excessive heat. To store, carefully wrap each decoration individually in tissue paper and store in a dry place. Due to the hand painted nature of my keepsakes, colors and paint boundaries will vary. Refer to measurements provided as pictures are not shown to size.
About My Keepsake Ornaments: Since 1990, I have crafted unique wildlife and animal Christmas ornaments and decorative magnets. Each of my designs starts with a simple ball of clay and a photograph or line drawing. Using both common and hand made sculpting tools, I mold the clay to resemble the images they're based on. Depending on the texture and form, each sculpture takes about 5-8+ hours to complete.
After each sculpture is completed, mold material is applied by hand and once the molds have set, they're trimmed and ready to be used to make my decorations.
A somewhat flexible casting material is applied by hand in the molds and then the molds are filled. Once the castings are ready, they're unmolded and each casting is trimmed with a special knife. The flat-one-side castings are then ready to be painted.
Castings are painted in small batches of 3 to 18 pieces. Depending on the color, it takes 1-3 coats of water base acrylic paint to cover the castings. All decorations are painted by hand. Some decorations are also airbrushed for a softer appearance. Only the front of each casting is painted... the back in left unfinished (the red casting material) so a magnet can be glued to the back, if desired. Because of the hand painted nature of our decorations, paint patterns, boundaries and colors batches will vary.
The hand painted keepsakes are allowed to dry overnight and the unfinished back of each decoration is marked with my copyright notice.
Included with each decoration is a ceramic magnet that can be glued to the unfinished back of the decoration. I recommend Gorilla© Super Glue. Note: As a non-returnable special order, I'm happy to attach the magnet before I ship at no additional charge. Just include a note with your order.
Jim & Jaclin Dunne
Pomeroy Jewelers, LLC is a second generation, family owned and operated business. Our shop opened in a rural setting in Traverse City, Michigan back in 1973. My husband and I have assisted our customers in the USA and Canada since 1994.
For close to 30 years, our little shop has specialized in custom set birthstone jewelry and gifts, beautiful specialty gifts for mom and grandma. You'll also find Mom's Moppets, they an exclusive to Pomeroy Jewelers, LLC. A delightful collection of mothers pendants or charms that can only be found here.
In 2005, Bumble's Trinket Boxes was in the works... an online store devoted exclusively to enameled decorative boxes and gifts. The collection started with just 6 boxes and has varied in size over the years from around 800 - 2,200 styles.
You'll also discover Evergreen Classics, our exclusive line of hand crafted Christmas ornaments and keepsakes. Bumblegums, The Christmas Ornament Store offers fine blown glass ornaments that are made in Europe.
We invite you to browse our selection and we hope we can be of service to you.
- Jim & Jaclin