Light as a Feather


The heaviness of Winter is slowly lifting…do you feel it too?  I’m just starting to feel more like myself again, thanks to the extra hour of sunlight that we’ve been getting this past week.  Prior to this the cold and dreary darkness was getting to me and my energy was low…real low.  But luckily, daylight savings came to the rescue and it really did “save” me.  So now I’m good again, and I’m back…and with a little inspiration to share with you.

Back in December while Bill, Brook and I were in Spain I kept coming across feathers like this pristine white one.

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And here’s another white one, cozy against a curb.

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This other white feather got stuck in the sand, which makes me think of beaches and warm places.  Soon I will get to go to the shores near home…I’m soooo ready!

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Okay, back to the feathers…here’s another one that I spotted on the sidewalk.

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While Brook and I browsed the flea markets I came across a beautiful ring which is a golden feather to wrap around a finger.  What an interesting coincidence to come across this ring, so of course I had to buy it.  By the way, I should mention that all of these feathers were seen on the same day, December 26th…which happens to be the day after Christmas.  And with feathers representing hope, I find this all VERY interesting.  Why so many signs of hope everywhere, and on this particular day?

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Another coincidence that happened a few months prior to our trip, I had made this feather inspired bracelet cuff.

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I used soft, natural and light weight material – cotton twill for the band (saved from the handle of a shopping bag), and for the feather, organic cotton batting topped with watercolor painted cotton fabric.  The details of the feather were done using a sewing machine as well as some hand stitched french knots along the center.  Also, I should mention that I attached a couple inches of antiqued gold chain to each side of the cotton twill to make it into a bracelet (also added a lobster claw and jump ring to the chain).

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The two sparkly beads below serve as an anchor, a grounding element (one bead represents Bill and the other, Brook).

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Wearing this bracelet makes me feel happy…and lucky…and as “light as a feather”.

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On the verge of Spring, a time of renewal, more light is in the air…both inside and out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



8 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Jeanette in Illinois

    Becky,
    Yes, Spring is in the air and even if we’re simply having wee snippets, there is always hope for the days to come. The sun is shining more warmly and the birds chirping lift my heart day by day.

    Your bracelet is lovely, like all your creations! I love what each piece represents.
    May the glorious light in the upcoming season of rebirth and renewal illuminate your path and creativity abound.
    Hugs,
    Jeanette

    March 15th, 2014

  2. laura H

    I’m always looking for and noticing feathers. Have a little collection in a drawer for projects. love your bracelet.
    so relate about the sun and lack of motivation. feeling so good when the sun shines. makes such a difference in energy. to sunny days and warmth. to birds singing and flowers blooming.

    March 15th, 2014

  3. Jani Howe

    I’m so glad your ‘renewal’ time of year has arrived. Here in the desert, we pretty much always have plenty of sun, but even so, I still am glad for the longer hours. Your feather ‘coincidence’ are rather amazing. It always puts us in awe when such things happen, no? Feathers have always been special to me, as well. One day I was walking and recovering from pneumonia, talking to God about my mother, when down through the air, no birds in sight anywhere, came this feather, to land at my feet. My mother, talking to me, maybe? I kept the tiny feather, it is under glass in our home. Enjoy Spring!

    March 15th, 2014

  4. Sue

    Hi Becky, so glad that spring is just around the corner for some and here in Victoria, BC, except for a few frosty mornings we have rain (as usual) but lots of flowers up already. Daffodils, tulips are coming, Hyacinth, crocus, blue bells, and the lovely cherry blossom tress! The fragrance from the Cherry trees is just so lovely. I love this time of year! Time for renewal, growth, a fresh start on things. The ducks and swans and geese are back at the local park and feathers are flying everywhere. I have some nice ones that I hope to use in some mixed media canvas of sorts. Totally new at this but soon I will “just do it” as they say. Happy Spring and thank you so much for what you do for all of us, your words are lovely and what you make, inspirational for many! <3

    March 15th, 2014

  5. I too look for signs and hope was definitely shining on you! I made a feather bracelet lately, too. I love yours and the ring~

    I too am thrilled to have more light in my life! I think everyone is embracing the signs and hopes of spring!

    So lovely you shared your hope with us~

    March 17th, 2014

  6. deb

    beautiful cuff bracelet & ring Becky ~like you, I love anything bird related.
    we spent our afternoon yesterday visiting the trumpet swans down at the lake with our grandson and white feathers were found all through the walking path ~ so beautiful!

    March 17th, 2014

  7. Feathers and lightness of spirit are beautiful. Your cuff represents all of this and your amazing creative talents. May you have Spring Sunshine and Warm Hugs Dear…

    March 17th, 2014

  8. i believe features and spring are the signs of freedom. wish you lots of springs and lots of freedom joy! nice bracelet Becky :)

    May 18th, 2014

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