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Red Tailed Hawk Wings - Leather Pendant by windfalcon Red Tailed Hawk Wings - Leather Pendant by windfalcon
It was only a matter of time before I made a pair of red-tailed hawk wings (not sure why it took me so long). If you've ever seen a red-tail up close, you'll know that they have these beautiful patterns on their wings among the dark, barred feathers of these red, brown and cream feathers. I love them so, but like with everything from nature, I can never quite capture the effect right. That's okay - nature will always be a better artist than me and I'm totally okay with that.

Each wing is about 3.5 inches at its widest, and the dangling tail feather is 2 inches. There are a bunch of beads, including wood, metal, and a tiger's eye right in the middle. Each wing is carved from 7-oz and 4-oz leather (there's a 4-oz piece layered on top), and painted with acrylics. The chain is gunmetal, and it has a lobster clasp. Like all my wing pendants, this sits high on the chest. With chain and pendant, the total length is about 20 inches around.

This is available in my Etsy shop - [link] Sold!
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tortugavance Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I saw this and love it!!! Anyway you'd be willing to make another to sell?  And how much?  And how much in shipping?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I can certainly make another.  Custom leather wing necklaces are $90 plus shipping - www.etsy.com/listing/126556062… or if you'd prefer to not use Etsy, you can send me a note :)
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blondiebabe128 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a while I had a "pet" red tail...it attacked our chickens...our rotty attacked it...and we saved him...animal control let us keep him for a while so he wouldn't have too much shock from being moved around. Anywhooooo my point to this story is that I have held one and touched the wings. The pattern and color on the feathers are absolutely stunning! You did a wonderful job at capturing that.
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JaggedBobcatBones Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how much do these go for?
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:iconsovaji:
Sovaji Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very original idea and professional implementation
It is made beautifully and with soul :)
I like it
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkuroui-mei:
KuRoUi-MeI Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'cause I love Hawks...and I love your WORK!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am wearing this AT THIS VERY MOMENT and I can't begin to tel you jsut how much I adore it. Thank you SO much!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it! :D
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:iconbonefish:
bonefish Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your wing pendants are stunning, but I think this is my favorite of the lot. Everything about it, from the one red tailfeather to the beads to the wings, captures the impression of a Red-tailed.
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:iconjlyvers:
jlyvers Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconshadow-hostage:
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-crying- I need this so badly it hurts.
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:iconmezzosoprano:
MezzoSoprano Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would've loved that pendant </3

Will you be making another/taking commissions?
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep! I take commissions for these (and will likely be making more!)
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:iconannlix:
Annlix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's just amazing! :)
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:iconsietske-78:
sietske-78 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous
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:iconbrokengraceefini:
BrokenGraceEFINI Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it!

...is it weird that my brain went straight to Tobias? ^_^
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol you're not the only one who is reminded about that character when seeing my red-tail stuff.
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! I love Redtailed Hawks! :iconloveloveplz: Lovely work! :clap:
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:iconfishthings:
Fishthings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How much is the main price of each one you make like this ?
:meow:
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
These are $80 (or $95 for sterling chain), and I can make any bird :3
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D8 NOOOOOOOOOOO someone beat meeeeeee
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry! I do take custom orders, though!
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w>;; I will be watching to make sure I don't get beat again.
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:iconadimina:
Adimina Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
eheh it was only a matter of time before you did a red tail. The main pendant being the tail feather is a nice touch!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, not sure why it took me so long!
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ShaolaBee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOVE!! I want this so bad!! :squee: :heart:
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:iconcheetree:
CheeTree Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student
make a quezel pandant! it would be beautiful
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooooh that's a good idea! I could do a three-feather danging tail, even.
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rainmaker8801 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
PLease please email here @ deviantart. I am a fan and would love to buy another one off of you. I have a hawk native american flute that would so perfect with this in memory of my mother.
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I will send you a note. :)
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:iconsymphh:
symphh Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
That's super pretty, would definitely wear it! c:
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:iconaletails:
AleTails Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
It's a really lovely peace of art! amazing work!!!
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:iconalyssonsk8:
alyssonsk8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Perfect !!!!
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconmaxrunn:
Maxrunn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is stunning. one of my fav hawks and one of my spirit guides as well. I love it! AND its sold already. Lucky new owner!!
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ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Nature will always be a better artist than me", what an amazing quote, and your art is so amazing. I would wear something like this all the time. On your feather bracelets, I could hardly tell it was leather!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3 And nature truly is my favorite artist.
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:iconthislittlebluebird:
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mine too :)
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GoWaterTribe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconalphawolfgirl14:
AlphaWolfGirl14 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Everything you post is awesome. You're way to talented! Lol. :)
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AliCat-Ska Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I absolutely love Red Tailed Hawks!!!! :3
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:iconllequine:
llequine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:winner:
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SageKorppi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ASLDJALKRNW SO DAMN AWESOME!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have such an awesome falcon design next that's nothing like these other wings I've been doing. Hint: it involves pointy falcon wing shape :0
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Magpieb0nes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOVELY.
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NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really nice. Looks like my Harley's wings, minus the red xD
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Red-tails vary soooo much. At the rehab center, we get super light red-tails, super dark red-tails, and everything in between.
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NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I know it, the last one I had was nearly all white on his underside and very lgit on his dorsal side, and he did have some of the red on his wings like that. The one I have now is more of a mocha borwn all over XD
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