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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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blondiebabe128 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a while I had a "pet" red 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.
xnaturefreakx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how much do these go for?
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
windfalcon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
KuRoUi-MeI Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'cause I love Hawks...and I love your WORK!
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!
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it! :D
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.
jlyvers Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-crying- I need this so badly it hurts.
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