I duct taped the sides of the cello to cover holes and got a basic coat of black spray paint on most of the body before using titebond to attach jewels.
I started with the sides, then moved on to the front, back, and finally the scroll.
|Quinn inspecting my work|
|I wiped the excess off, and for the most part it dried clear|
I have to say, I'm rather proud of it. I think I would do it differently if I were to do it again, but overall the effect is pretty nice and as a display it's gotten a lot of attention and people have photographed it as they walk by.
So there's that. I just wish so many cellos didn't come back to me broken that I have to come up with more and more recycling ideas. But for now Sparkle Cello can keep the Cello Toy Box and the Cello Lamp company. (Ah, well, at least this way they don't need new strings.)