Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Ta Dah!! I have been busy!!

Here is a collage of my piece for Heather Power's new weekly challenge: 
Inspired by Nature: this week Feathers.

I made the polymer clay peacock feather beads and
the dark teal textured and antiqued with black beads.
I already had this beautiful teal silk ribbon which I wove through some very open copper chain
split and tied in bows secured with super glue. 
Dyed fresh water pearls in jewel tones worked beautifully as feather-like dangles 
so I sprinkled them here and there wrapped with bright copper 28 gauge wire. 
I think they added just the right fringy touch dangling below the oval pendant. 
I tried to use jewel tone components through out;
green glass 8mm bicones, goldstone rounds,  
with copper findings to reflect the colors in the peacock feather beads. 
I have more polymer clay beads left 
so you will probably see them in
other creations soon 
after I fall in love with the next thing I make
for sale in my etsy shop- heatherp22.
To join in the fun visit Humblebeads blog.


  1. OH MY GOODNESS! The necklace is stunning! I love everything you did...and those peacock beads are fantastic! I am drooling girl!

  2. Beautiful!!!! I love the peacock focal, and the whole piece is just wonderful!

  3. Thank you so much. I am so glad I have extra beads. Love them too! The alcohol inks and mica powdersreally made vibrant color on pearl white clay.
    I am very happy with the results. Tickled by a feather!!

  4. Wow, what glorious colors. Your necklace would make any peacock proud!

  5. Beautiful combination of colors and textures! Love the peacock pendant and earrings!
    Well done!

  6. Hi Heather -- this is FABULOUS!! Absolutely gorgeous. Peacock feathers are so inspiring.

  7. This is such a stunning piece of jewelery -It would be well loved and look beautiful on almost everyone.
    Thanks for sharing your process and this gorgeous piece.


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