After a year of crafting & engaged interest in genuine, hand-made jewelry, my ETSY SHOP, Mynd’s Eye Creative, has finally been launched!
My latest & featured project (displayed above, & which I have been so anxious to release!) is an apothecary glass bottle pendant w/a genuine Sun Conure feather, glass bead & necklace.
My Sun Conure, Mango, has shed most of his green, baby feathers & has grown into his beautiful, adult yellow ones (if you haven’t met Mango yet, check out his story: http://gracreates.tumblr.com/post/18156208723/mango). Sort of like saving a baby’s hair from the “first trim,” I have saved nearly ALL of Mango’s colorful feathers as I find them around the house or in his birdcage.
As seen in the displayed photos, each necklace has a unique glass bead. There are two lengths—18” & 22”
Because a majority of his baby feathers were green, I have a very limited amount of orange & yellow feathers, which is why they are a little bit pricier than the green ones.
I hand-made these necklaces from scratch—i.e. trimming necklace length, adding jump rings, eye pins, clasps, beads/stones, etc.
All materials are original, & no glues or adhesives were used.
Comes packaged in a small paper bag w/bird stamp. The bird has all of Mango’s colors!
Finally, the proceeds of this project will be going to my Study Abroad Fund for my trip to Tanzania this summer (you can view the post here: http://gracreates.tumblr.com/post/20091820292/studyabroadafrica).
I have 100 necklaces for sale (new ones will be posted periodically); it would mean a great deal to me if you support this project & help make my trip to Africa possible.
I will also be posting on my Etsy shop additional crafts & jewelry from past projects.
Thank –you in advance, stay tuned, & share this with your friends!