I love feather earrings... they always remind me of Alice Walker's "The Temple of My Familiar" (One of my top five favorite books!):
"In the old country in South America, Carlotta's grandmother, Zede, had been a seamstress, but really more of a sewing magician. She was the creator of clothing, especially capes, made of feathers. These capes were worn by dancers and musicians and priests at traditional village festivals and had been worn for countless generations."
While I've always found them striking and simply beautiful... I've admired them a la distance for a very long time, primarily because I didn't believe that they suited me. My face is too round, my double chin is distracting.. blah blah blah.... As I blogged about, the only purchase I made from Shecky's Girls Night Out was a pair of feather and leather earrings that made me stop DEAD in my tracks!! These earrings were beautiful enough for me to shake loose those negative agreements I've made with myself for years and step outside my comfort zone.... not to mention the wonderful energy from the woman selling them... which is one of the reasons I bought 'em!
I was a bit nervous about whether or not I could rock them... but I felt great wearing them in the long run, and to me.... feeling great is the main part of rockin' something!
Djauniversal has a terrific Etsy shop, full of equally fabulous feathered finds! Here are a couple of my faves:
Silver-n-Gold Leather Feather Chain Series - $45 - Variations on the silver series with gold accents painted into leather. light cream/ gold feather with gold accent chain. double feather with silver accent chain.
Green Leather Feather Chain Series - $45 - Forest green leather earring, w/ blond & green feather detail & silver chain. OR green leather with black chain detail only. Or green leather with single green feather OR with brown and green feather & chain detail.
Take a stroll over to the Djauniversal Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/djauniversal You'll be glad you did!