If you were to explore my embellishment boxes, you would find many feather-esque pieces. I’ve used them for “doo-dads” in horse’s manes, I’ve used them for animal ears, I’ve even used them for – you guessed it – feathers on my bird sculptures.
Last fall at Junk Bonanza, I spotted a feather-shaped pin. This was no ordinary pin. Picture a feather that you might see being used for a quill pen. Large and a bit droopy in its shape. The very moment I spotted this feather, I saw a squirrel tail. A perfect, bushy squirrel tail. So I bought it.
Here is the result.
– Measures 5 inches long by 3 & 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches wide.
– This piece is made with…I believe it was some 19 gauge, 22 gauge, 26 gauge, and 30 gauge steel wire. I’m not completely certain, as it’s been a little while since I made this piece. The tail is that cool feather pin, and the ears are tiny leaf-shaped pieces that I had on hand. The squirrel is holding tightly to an acorn, which is an embellishment I purchased at a card-making shop.
I am happy to say that this little fellow sold at my art show earlier this month. 🙂
Thank you for looking!