An idea I suddenly had one day while working on a mask and cutting out countless leather feathers - what if I made pendants out of the feathers, and painted them like actual raptor feathers?
Here are two feathers, mostly experiments to figure out how I'll make the rest. One features waxed thread wrapping and a leather bead, and the other features wire wrapping. I'm terrible at wire wrapping, and I think I just need practice! If anyone has some good tutorials, I'd love to see them.
Actual raptor feathers are illegal to own in the United States, which gave me the idea to make leather feathers
These are much sturdier than real feathers (and legal to own!). These feathers are painted front and back, and come with a length of brown suede lace. These are designed as pendants, but they can be used to decorate anything! Hair, bags, walls, whatever!
These are each available for sale in my Etsy shop!
Red-Tail - [link]
Barn Owl- [link]
(Sold!)Edit - Wow those went fast! I'll just have to make more
I can also make leather feathers from ANY bird, real or imaginary! Want a gryphon feather, let me know!