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have always loved animals, and birds in particular, ever
since I was little. There was always a special connection,
and animals of all sorts seemed to be drawn to me, and
I to them. I grew up in the Philippines and had some unusual
pets, besides the normal cats and dogs; I had pet goats,
pigs, native lizzards, and chickens. I would have loved
to have a monkey too, but my parents had to draw the line
dream to have a parrot finally came true when I purchased
a cockatiel at age 11. I began learning as much about
parrots as I could and have been fascinated with them
ever since. Since then I have had other birds through
the years, from a finch to a rescued blue and gold macaw.
I was blessed to have an amazing and incredibly special
Eclectus parrot for several years, who impacted my life
tremendously before he passed away from a perforated gizzard,
which was a heartbreaking loss.
now have two gorgeous feathered friends that bring me
so much joy and laughter. Both are Soloman Island Eclectus
Parrots, and I cannot imagine life without them! Besides
their stunning beauty, they constantly amaze me with their
intelligence and wonderful personalities. Please go to
the RESIDENT MODELS
page to meet Killian and Kaleena, who are the inspiration
for my work!
can't leave out my furry friends! I have three adorable
poodles, who were all adopted from various situations.
They have each come a long way and are all healthy and
happy now. Thankfully, they are wonderful and gentle around
birds. They all get along beautifully and bring so much
happiness to my life!
the 1990s, at a particularly difficult time with my health,
I discovered polymer clay and began sculpting art dolls/figurative
sculpture. I was thrilled to find something fun that I
could do, even with my limited energy. Shortly after,
I began sculpting parrot jewelry as well. I also started
figuring out how to create websites and opened ParrotJewelry.com
and have been amazed and thrilled with the response to
my work! Who would have ever thought that a person could
stay so busy making parrot jewelry?
the years have passed, the demand for my custom parrot
jewelry has grown by leaps and bounds, and because of
this I am forced to limit the number of custom orders
that I take every month, in order to keep up with them
all. I'm truly humbled by the many requests I receive,
and do my best to create as many custom orders as I can.
I have non-custom creations for sale, and enjoy experimenting
with various techniques and mediums. Every month or two,
I list a few new items for auction on
I have two shops on Etsy, with parrot jewelry as well
as some of my more whimsical artwork and non-bird items,
so be sure to take a look if you would like to see some
of my other creations that may currently be for sale.
first shop is Alicia's
Creations on Etsy, where you can find some different
jewelry, light switch plates, and a few other creations.
new Etsy shop is Joy
Magnet Art, showcasing my latest line of creations,
affirmative art magnets. For more photos and the story
of how I was inspired to create these unique pieces, please
visit the new website: www.joymagnetart.com
believe that my passion for parrots is evident in my work-
I love creating unique art jewelry for other bird lovers,
it is a "dream job" indeed. I have met so many
wonderful people through my work! Many customers have
gone on to become my dearest friends, which is something
I am most grateful for!
feel very blessed to be able to do something that I truly
love and enjoy, and I am happy to be able to share some
of my artwork with you.