“This is my found objects peacock. I probably spent less than $50 on materials, and around $30 of that is just for the eyes and the beads in the tail. I like to keep costs down (college student with many bills to pay!) and reuse what would otherwise be thrown out. Right now I seem to be on a silverware kick.
I am 5’0” with 4 inch heels on here, so that gives you an idea of how big it is.
My professor had this wire cable sitting around for about 30 years and it just happened to be exactly what I needed. This is a 6000ft spool he bought at a military surplus store for about $15. It would have cost me a few hundred dollars to buy the amount I needed. I ended up using around 1300 feet, 60-70 feet per feather, and all for free!”
Liddlenomnom was very happy for the oppornity to make the bird, since the idea had been haunting her for two years.She felt that she finally had the skill to do it, and the school facilities greatly helped, too. Liddlenomnom is now planning to show the peacock at the ArtPrize exhibition, after which she might sell the bird. $3000 is her ballpark estimate after all the time, material and workshop hours are accounted for.
We probably would have lopped off our fingers three hours into the process.
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