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.
View my time-lapse video of the making of the brown owl feather and the making of work in progress photographs below.
My brown owl feather design is available to buy as a 'made to order' product from the webstore.
On my blog I share a number of behind the scenes work in progress projects, called "The Making Of", click the photo below to view the collection. For those of you who enjoy wire work as a hobby, view over my tutorials and craft kits from the links below.