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EDIT: I'm reuploading this because I completely redid the strap on the goshawk one. I really didn't like how sloppy the simple strap looked, so I spent several hours last night teaching myself how to braid strap and do terminal knots. Terminal knots are a pain in the butt to learn! But very worth it :D Now that I'm happy with the strap, I'm making it available.

I couldn't resist making more leather feather bracelets! Some of these I made specifically for the RAWards show yesterday. I have a couple others, which I ran out of time to photograph, so for now these are the ones I'm uploading. :)

Clockwise from top left: Barn Owl, Magpie tail, Northern Goshawk tail, and Blue Jay. The goshawk has a leather cuff, and the blue jay has a sterling silver chain :0 I'm trying to use more non-allergic materials, such as leather cuffs and sterling. Sterling is more expensive, but so pretty :)

Three of these are available in my Etsy shop!

Barn Owl: [link] SOLD
Magpie: [link] SOLD
Blue Jay: [link] SOLD
Northern Goshawk: [link]
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I forgot to upload this one somehow! This is a different take on the leather feather bracelets, with three small feathers instead of a solid leather cuff. This bracelet can be worn either loose or tight, with one feather dangling. The chain is sterling silver, and the wrapped wire is silver-coated. I'm going to try to make more like this, using other 'small' feathers :3

Available in my Etsy shop! (also you can see photos of how it hangs on the wrist at the link) - [link]
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Here's a collection of what I feel are the 'best of' among the leather feathers I've been working on for people. This isn't to say I didn't like the others, but these are my personal favorites :3

These are all made from 7-oz leather, painted with acrylics, and decorated with either wood, glass, stone or metal beads.

As a reminder, I take custom orders for leather feathers! You can find more information here: [link]
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I got the idea for this pendant one day, while neck-deep in commissions and it took all my willpower not to just drop everything and work on it! Who doesn't love the pointed beauty of falcon wings? So sleek, so aerodynamic, I could go on and on about how awesome falcons are, but I sadly don't have enough time to do so.

Hand-carved from 7-oz (bottom layer) and 3-oz (top layer) leather, and painted with acrylics. It comes with a gunmetal chain, decorated with various stone, metal and glass beads. This necklace hangs well high or low, and has a lobster clasp so it's adjustable.

I made two falcon wings...this one is a peregrine, and the next one is a certain white species...

Available in my Etsy shop - [link]
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A leather wing pendant commission for =mydigitalmind of a male (yes, male - unusual with the brown!) American Kestrel's wings and tail feather. This pendant is hand-carved and shaped from 7 and 3-oz leather and hand-painted with acrylics. The chain is sterling silver.
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An idea I suddenly had one day while working on a mask and cutting out countless leather feathers - what if I made pendants out of the feathers, and painted them like actual raptor feathers?

Here are two feathers, mostly experiments to figure out how I'll make the rest. One features waxed thread wrapping and a leather bead, and the other features wire wrapping. I'm terrible at wire wrapping, and I think I just need practice! If anyone has some good tutorials, I'd love to see them.

Actual raptor feathers are illegal to own in the United States, which gave me the idea to make leather feathers :) These are much sturdier than real feathers (and legal to own!). These feathers are painted front and back, and come with a length of brown suede lace. These are designed as pendants, but they can be used to decorate anything! Hair, bags, walls, whatever!

These are each available for sale in my Etsy shop!

Red-Tail - [link] (Sold!)
Barn Owl- [link] (Sold!)
Edit - Wow those went fast! I'll just have to make more :D

I can also make leather feathers from ANY bird, real or imaginary! Want a gryphon feather, let me know!
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I had another idea, aside from just making feathers, I could make leaves, too. :) Obviously my focus will still be on leather feathers, but if anyone wants a special leaf, I can make those too!

On the left, an oak leaf (about 4.25 inches) made from 4-oz leather, and on the right, a 7-inch great horned owl feather, made from 7-oz leather.

Both of these are available in my Etsy shop:

Oak Leaf: [link]
Great Horned Owl Feather: [link]
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I received a request for a pair of leather feather earrings, and after making a couple of pairs, discovered that they're really fun to make! For some reason, I LOVE working small. It feels like more of an accomplishment when I finish something tiny :3

The barn owl feathers are only 1.5 inches, and the phoenix feathers are only an inch! If you're interested, both sets are available:
Barn Owl: [link]
Phoenix: [link]

I can do custom earrings, too, if anyone is interested. :) They are $15 plus shipping.
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Finally, something that isn't birds! :D Of course my second favorite thing would be trees, and oak trees in particular! This is a small necklace, carved from 3-oz leather with layers. It actually sits pretty well, and can be worn lower or higher. My friend Colleen wore it during the RAWards show while wearing the Silver Birch mask, and it matched very well. :)

This is available in my Etsy shop - [link] Sold!
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Just a few of the new leather feathers I made for Anthrocon. All the ones pictured here didn't sell, and are available in my Etsy shop - [link]

The phoenix ones were very popular, as were the raven ones, which I sold out of!
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