Besides flowers and leaves, some of my favorite items in nature are feathers. I used to make a lot of beaded feathers, though I haven't done so in quite a while. The other day, I saw one of my old feathers, and decided to try making a feather cane. There are numerous methods for making feathers in polymer, and I picked one from Dora's Explorations which she posted back in 2008.
The photos here show three different color blends combined into feather canes.
The pendant has a mica shift background and the gold covered cable is a perfect compliment.
The earrings all have some motion, especially the ones with triple leaves.
I expect I'll be experimenting with other feather caning ideas, so stay tuned.