Alicia Merritt Creates Parrot Jewelry Out Of Love
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Alicia Merritt has always loved animals. Growing up in the Philippines, she’s had some pretty unusual pets – goats, pigs, lizards and chickens. Well, that is, in addition to her cats and dogs.
Her fascination with parrots arrived when her cockatiel did. Alicia was 11 years old at the time. Since then, she has had numerous parrots and currently shares her home with two beautifully, loving, silly Solomon Island Eclectus Parrots.
Well, she also shares her home with three adopted poodles.
Alicia discovered her talent for polymer clay sculpture when she was having health issues and looking for something to do with her limited energy. I’ve admired her work for years. I’m enclosing a couple pictures of her animals. (Note that she specializes in birds. She charges more for custom dog sculptures.)
To see all of her pieces or inquire about custom work, please visit her website: http://www.parrotjewelry.com.