Fine Silver Prayer Feather Earrings + Sonoran Desert + Natural Impression + Native Style + Rustic + Organic + OOAK + Wabi Sabi

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Fine Silver Prayer Feather Earrings + Sonoran Desert + Natural Impression + Native Style + Rustic + Organic + OOAK + Wabi Sabi

235.00

Ethereal and exquisite…prayer feathers turned to fine silver

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:: Prayer Feathers ::

Two fine silver feathers, wrapped in the style of Native American prayer feathers, hang from sterling silver wires.  They are made from silver metal clay, which as you can see will replicate the most delicate textures.  Molded from a single feather, I found the original while on a walk in the Sonoran desert north of Arizona's Catalina Mountains one day.  Something had caught a fair-sized bird for dinner--probably a bobcat--and the ground was scattered with long, slender, blue-black wing feathers.  As an experiment, I used my molding compound to take an impression of one of them onsite.

I am always amazed at the clarity and delicacy of the silver pieces that come from this mold.  These two pendants were made in slightly different places on the mold and have a different bend and shape to them, so they look like two very different feathers.  I kept the silver thin to give as realistic an impression as possible, so extra care in handling is needed; see below.  20 gauge hammered sterling ear wires were attached and then 26 gauge sterling wire was wrapped around them to resemble prayer feathers.  

Prayer feathers are offerings left at certain places in the landscape--shrines, trees, fields--by many Native tribes as part of ceremonies or individual prayers.  They can be very elaborate and specific in their materials.  If you happen to come upon one in your travels, please respect it and leave it untouched and in place.  

Elegant and understated beauty from the desert wild...

SIZE:  3 5/8" long and approximately 1/2" wide.

CARE:  Handle these with care.   Fine silver is a softer metal and these can bend and even break easily if mishandled.  Wash with soap and water as needed.  The silver will gradually darken in color, but it can be polished with a jeweler's polishing cloth.

PRESENTATION: These earrings will come to you beautifully giftwrapped in an earth-friendly and recycled gift box.  Please see the Shop Policies below for details.

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