This weeks' challenge motivated me to do several things I have wanted to try for quite some time but always seem to get distracted from. Using feathers for one and making nest components for another.
Here is my submission for the challenge. I call it "Fly" (bet you didn't see that coming, huh?). I made the nest myself! Yay, finally...now I think I might be addicted and you might start seeing nests all over the place. I hammered, stamped and put a liver of sulfur patina on the "charm". I have a hard time not still calling it a washer as it began ;)
Speaking of the charm...I actually started this post with the it placed higher on the chain but my Mom saw it and suggested maybe trying to move it down a link. You can see the original below and the final design is the one above. Which I liked much better. Isn't it funny what one link can mean?
Close up of the nest and charm. I did also put a patina of LoS on the nest too.
Handmade toggle. I LOVE this. You will definitely be seeing more of these. I might even put them in the shop.
Close up of the feather cluster.
And a bonus...
I said I had wanted to work with feathers...specifically...make peacock earrings. What better time to do it?! They are HUGE but I can't get enough of them.
Check out all of the challenge entries on Flickr.