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Journal Entry: Tue Mar 18, 2014, 8:16 AM

Humans have used wings and feathers as personal ornamentation for the entirety of our history. In fact, there's evidence that our evolutionary cousins did so as well. It's suggested that this kind of ornamentation may even extend to a common ancestor of both humans and Neanderthals.

What has led to our fixation with feathered ornaments is something we'll never know for sure. Do they represent a freedom we terrestrial beings long for when we see our avian friends? Does it come from spiritual or religious reverence? Or is it just because they are so pretty?

Whatever drives it today will differ between individuals, but there is no shortage of it in the artistic community. Here are some of the wonderful wing-containing crafts found in the Artisan Craft galleries.

BlueMorpho Glass ButterflyWing by FusedElegance Knotwork Kestrel - Leather Mask by windfalcon
Beetle wings necklace by eturgeneva Love Gives You Wings Watch by Aranwen
Wings by SaraDarkLightPaper wings by HolographicImaging Immortal Keys by Drayok
Mink skull necklace with hand-dyed sparrow wings by Genevieve-Amelia wings by wibbledile
Angel of the Lord by Muralu Colleen Fairy Wings Back by glittrrgrrl
Steampunk Icarus Wings MK3 2 by steampunk22 Kinnaree pop-up card 2 by Himmapaan
On Wings of Gold by Jolien-Rosanne
Demonfly (II) by AMechanicalMind Golden Phoenix Side by Richi89

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SaraDarkLight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Thank you so much for the feature!
MysteriousKirsty Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Photographer
These are so lovely :D 
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous feature. :)
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
It is a beautiful feature ^^
I remember collecting feathers when I was a child - my family were hunters, so it was pretty easy. I wish I had them now for ornamentation 
Mystagic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, when I loaded this post, I was NOT expecting to see an old-school Digimon costume in here! That photo really made my day. :D
XxSmilesmakecaikxX Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I have never seen these, i'm so glad that I have now.
Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, so many beautiful works that I would've never seen otherwise. Thanks for sharing! :la:
primavistax Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear that wing tattoo is bad luck?x,X is it true??!;)
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Only if you're superstitious! 
primavistax Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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