Yesterday was the deadline for this Inspired by Nature Feather Challenge, totally messed up. I had the Copper Components made several days ago but finished them in time for the deadline just slipped by. I finished them this morning and thought I'd share outside of the challenge.
As soon as I saw the Peacock Feather as our inspiration I knew I wanted to create a component with the Ammonite texture and shape it somewhat like a feather. If the Copper gods were good to me I'd get some good peacock color when I torched them. The color turned out a little more subtle than was in my minds eye but I think it works. I added my own enamel head pins, faceted freshwater pearls in blue and red and a few tiny greek ceramic beads.
BTW, if you like these compnents, I made an second set and will list them in my Etsy Shop.