My husband loves fly fishing, and I love the feathers that he uses to tie his flies. I found the beautiful orange ones in this design, and I knew that I wanted to use them for a pendant. The feathers reminded me of flying, which made me think about the expression "Time flies." This is how the pendant took form.
This pendant uses several found objects along with jewelry components. You can use what you have on hand or purchase two fender washers, two turn buttons (used for the backs of picture frames) and a ring strap hanger (used for hanging picture frames with wire).
Step one: Gather your supplies together in a well-ventilated room. Mix the 5-minute two-part epoxy together thoroughly. Place a washer face down on your work area. Decide where to place the feathers and apply the epoxy to that location on the washer. Press the ends of the feathers into the epoxy and add a liberal amount of epoxy over the area where the feathers will contact with the second washer. Attach the ring strap hanger in the same manner, placing it at the top of the pendant. Press the second washer onto the top of the feathers and the hanger.
Step two: Paint the back of the one-inch clock face cherry wood donut with epoxy and center it on the top washer. Attach the turn buttons with epoxy and finish with a Swarovski 2028 ss20 XILION topaz rose flatback. Let the pendant dry for five minutes.
List of Components:
1 inch clock face donut - cherry wood (WD-PEND549, qty 1)
Swarovski 2028 ss20 XILION rose flatback topaz (2058-TO20, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 2028 ss20 XILION rose flatback citrine (2028-CIT20)
Swarovski 2058 ss20 XILION rose flatback fern green (2058-FGN20)
1 inch clock face donut-maple wood (WD-PEND546)
Findings & Finishings (BOOK-43)