Companions of the Order of the Pelican (or 'Pelicans') have been recognized by the Crown for their exemplary service to the Kingdom and/or the Society, along with their consistent display of the virtues of Grace, Courtesy and Chivalric Demeanor. Their elevation is accompanied by a Patent of Arms (the highest level of arms).
I used Liquitex' Ink! to create the red blood drop, and I used a felt wheel to burn the area that would become the nest to create some contrast. The back of the carving was made flat with a jeweller's saw and then carved with a Cross of Calatrava.