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.
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