A Feather Fan - Gerhild Duenker

This item for the Idle Hands Challenge is a feather fan in the style of Italian Renaissance.

First I searched for some good looking parts to use in designing the fan. 

Then I created the handle of big gold plated beads and a piece of cow horn.

The feathers I bought at an ostrich farm. They are delicate little plumes in white colour, in brown colour and in a colour we call old gold in German. I carefully selected the ones to use in the fan. 

The next step was to make the two jewels at top of the handle which are to keep the feathers in position.

The one for the front I decorated with some Swarovski glass beads in settings and an ornament of a lady I called "Loreley". This is why I named the fan "Loreley Fan".

The jewel on the back side has a little mirror, for example to put on make up etc. 

At last I assembled the handle, the feathers and the jewels. Believe me, my fans are really effective in fanning when it's hot.



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