Pyre birds are often mistaken for phoenixes by (hopefully) well-meaning but generally easily-distracted or just plain inattentive mages, magicians and alchemists. They're more closely related to dragons than they are to phoenixes, legs designed for running at high speeds and leaping. That's not to say they don't fly, of course; they rely more on self-made heated air (in part thanks to the heartstone) to stay afloat than their wings. There was some, shall we say, "unpleasantness" a while back regarding humans and their inability to keep their hands off sparklies that they proclaimed as their own, hence why pyre birds are rarely seen these days.
Pyrria's "heartstone" is a great big lovely goldstone cabochon, and her eyes are green aventurine. There are many, many beads, both glass and acrylic. And by some strange miracle, I've only managed to include six Swarovski crystals. Six! There's an alarming amount of gold-colored copper wire and glass beads, along with quite a few acrylic beads as well. Her beak is polymer clay (not hinged, sadly) and the claws are metal--please be careful, as the points are not sharp enough to cut but can certainly poke you.
She stands between 6.5 and 8 inches tall depending on the pose, has a full wingspan of 20 inches, and is 9 inches from the tip of her beak to the yarn end of her tail (before the wire and bead segments). She is fully wired and very poseable, the wire skeleton reinforced to allow her to hold poses easily.
I cannot stress enough that Pyrria is NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN. Between the glass, the wire, and delicate wings, it would be a bad idea on the whole. And as with any wire, enough quick bending will eventually weaken and break the metal, so please always use a careful hand. (Yes, it's just that important.)
Shipping includes insurance. Due to the nature of his size and weight, I've probably over-estimated shipping costs; if the actual shipping cost is more than a couple of dollars below what I've charged for shipping, I'll refund the remainder.
Certainly you'd like to offer her a warm, comfortable place to stay, wouldn't you?
Quite a few more pictures are available on her gallery page on my web site: http://www.reignofangels.com/jewelry/pandora/other-shiny-things/pyrria/
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