Brown Owl Feather WIPs

Inspired by my Feathery Friends

Here's a look into my copper wire work process making an eight-inch tall feather.  From the initial concept sketches, through the layers of wire construction to the finished beaded piece.  The semi-precious gemstone beads are a variety of agate stones with a brown through black colour palette.  The wire work technique uses simple over/under wire wraps both closed and open.  The spine and the decorative parts of the feather have been hammered into gentle paddle shapes.  My aim in this design was to construct a piece with minimal copper wire work, where one side was adorned with gemstones and decorative flair, which complements the strong shape of the opposing feather outline.

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