|("Marielle" by Handmaden Designs LLC)|
Monday, March 12, 2012
Feathers in Jewelry?
I've seen a lot of feathers being used in jewelry design and other accessories lately. I've made a couple pieces using feathers, and I'm wondering whether to do more with them. Feathers just add an interesting texture to ones work, and can add a lot of colour and pattern without over doing it. If paired with the right materials, they can really make a piece feel exotic.
However, I do have a concern about the durability of these pieces. Feathers can be so fragile; the wearer has to be very careful about them. If they get wet, they can get a bit bedraggled and don't always dry nicely.
So I kind of have mixed thoughts about using feathers. I would really like it if others could give me their thoughts about using them!