I have great fondness for garden and woodland birds, and have brought to life their beautiful feathers with copper wire art and semi-precious gemstones. My first three designs feature the magical magpie, the majestic brown owl and the colourful green woodpecker. These birds are all familiar sights across Great Britain and three of my favourites! I have also added the beautiful white swan and the jay bird to my growing feather collection. You can view over the making of my brown owl feather here, which includes a time-lapse video of the wire-work and bead wrapping along with a selection of my work in progress photographs.
They are available as single hanging decorations, whether to cheer up your walls, hang in the window or garden, at approximately 8 inches tall they make for a bold statement piece. In ancient folk lore, each bird has mystical associations which are noted in the product descriptions. Each feather has a magical quality distinctive to the species.
The beautiful peacock features in many of my designs. From suncatchers, to hanging decorations and jewellery designs, the combination of azure blues and greens is the perfect compliment to copper wire work.
Onto a few of my rather grand bird designs. My wintry robin suncatcher sits on a snowy branch. My barn owl decoration is a rather majestic design with gorgeous rose quartz and agate beads. My birds on a wire suncatcher is a whimsical creation with lashings of copper wire and Czech glass beads. Lastly the most intricate of my designs to date is this blue tit bird in flight.