I saw this tutorial on making feathers and I just had to play. Its from a blog called Todolwen. If you look on her sidebar she has lots of other fun tutorials that you might want to check out. I just love it when I find things like this on the net.
On this first one I followed the instructions and made one out of old music pages. I couldn't make just one so on the next one I started experimenting.
I made the feather smaller and added some stamping ink and tried to make it look like a real feather. I didn't use the template, just drew a feather and I think it turned out fine.
Then I made another striped feather and added some circle with white gel pen to make it look like a great horned owl feather.
Then I went for color, this feather is made with old book pages and then I added stamping ink in several colors.
Then I tried a red one. This is from music pages and its much smaller than the others. I had a tiny piece of wire left that I wanted to use up.
Here are all the feathers I made. When you see them all together you can see the different sizes, The first one I made I doubled the wire like in the instructions but in all the others I used a single strand of wire and it worked out fine. These are so easy to make and can be addicting, I am not sure what I will do with them all but they are fun.