Stained Glass Feathers
This stained glass feather would hang equally well in a window or against a light coloured wall, depending on the effect you want. Its appearance varies based on the background and lighting.
Hung from a waxed cotton cord, this feather is made with glass that is cut, ground, foiled, fluxed, soldered, patina'd, waxed and finally, polished!
The feathers measure 9.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. The cord hangs about 6 inches.
I suggest using hooks installed directly into the wall or a window frame, or 3m command style hooks, over suction cups, as they are more reliable and aesthetically pleasing.
The metals and finishes used naturally oxidize over time (looks like white buildup). Use a soft cloth to gently rub it off, and apply a light coat of car wax to the whole piece. Once it has dried, buff off to restore its shine.
Keep in mind that this piece is breakable, and that the solder lines holding it together contain lead. While this causes minimal risk unless ingested or inhaled, don't let children handle it, and wash your hands before eating.