I love macaws.
Even if they aren’t Norweigian Blues, they still have beautiful plumage.
And now one enterprising artist has started using their (the macaws, not Monty Python) lovely feathers to make rather stunning jewelry.
You see, this unidentified artist from Minnesota (What? The site has not given us a name to work with; just a location) did some work with Habitat for Humanity down in Central America (Again, the site does not specify any further as to location or other identifying details) and became fascinated with the feathers of the macaws in the area.
Now this artist creates beautiful jewelry using macaw feathers supplied by a bird sanctuary in New Mexico, which sends the feathers their macaws molt on their own, as nature intended.
The necklace is made by sandwiching a single feather between two pieces of glass, soldered together by hand with lead-free silver. Then the adjustable chain (14″ – 22″, so it will fit most throats nicely with room to spare) and wire-wrapped beads are added. Oh, and since the macaw feather is yellow-green on one side and a deep blue on the other, this piece is fully reversible, so it goes with a wide variety of clothes.
All that for just $139.99 from Modern Artisans.
Best of all, no parrots were harmed in the making of this necklace.