I am beyond excited to be hosting my very own blog hop! If you have been following me on facebook on instagram, you may have noticed that I went leather feather crazy after creating them for the Bead Peeps Swap and Hop. Well, I figured since I loved them so much, other beaders might too! So I sent out ten sets of my leather feathers all over the country (and even to Canada!)! I was so excited that some of the creators that I most admire wanted to participate in my hop!
Here is what I created out of some of my leather feathers before the hop.
For my own post, I decided that instead of taking a pair of new leather feathers out of my stash, I would work with a pair that had been giving me difficulties. I also knew that I wanted to stray away from my earring making addiction and challenge myself to create either a bracelet or necklace with my feathers. This was such a challenge for me because when I think pair, I think earrings. I don't usually use a pair of anything on a bracelet or necklace. After much brainstorming, I finally came up with this bracelet that I absolutely love. It reminds me of the movie Hercules and the messenger god with wings on his shoes and hat (am I thinking of the right movie??). I apologize for the not so great pictures. I have actually been moving all week. I couldn't figure out where I put the bracelet when I wanted to take more pictures.
Making my own challenge piece was fun, but I am dying of anticipation to see what my fellow designers came up with!!!