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Our jewelry is made of high quality top grain vegetable tanned leather.  A master feather is carved and tooled in leather by Paul then a plate is made of the carving in order to reproduce exact copies in leather using a hydraulic press.  Once the impression is made it is cut out and worked by hand; the edges are thinned to a "feather" edge with a skiving knife then the fluffs and splits are cut-in with an X-acto knife.  They are painted with acrylic paints to represent the real feather.  Some of the feathers are painted using light interference colors in order to duplicate the changing iridescence often found in real feathers.  Once the paint is dry, the feather is shaped and the appropriate finding is attached.  We use only quality findings: 14K Gold-filled or Sterling Silver ear wings, Myron Toback solid nickel silver pin backs and genuine one-piece constructed French barrette clips.

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Barn Owl feather
Barn Owl
BlueJay feather
BlueJay

Bobwhite Quail side pocket feather
Bobwhite Quail side pocket

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Cardinal Breast
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Cardinal Wing
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Golden Eagle
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Great Horned Owl
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Green Winged Teal
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Harris' Hawk
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Kestrel
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Lady Amherst
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Loon Scapular
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Love Bird
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Macaw
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Magpie
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Mallard Secondary
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Mallard Secondary Covert
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Merlin
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Mourning Dove Tail
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Mourning Dove Tertial
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Peacock Eye
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Peacock Breast
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Peregrine Falcon
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Ringnecked Pheasant Breast
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Raven
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Red Tailed Hawk
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Ringnecked Pheasant
Side Pocket

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Ruffed Grouse Tail
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Ruffed Grouse Tail Covert
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Sharp Shinned Hawk
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Snowy Owl
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Steller's Jay
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Turkey Breast
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Turkey Tail
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Turkey Tail Covert
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Wood Duck Hen Scapular
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Wood Duck Secondary Covert
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Wood Duck Side Pocket
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Wood Duck Tertial Covert