Bookmarks and Key Chains
I hand-trim and measure all of the leather straps which I recycle them from tanned and dyed leather remnants.
If you would like to purchase a bookmark please go to my online shop from the link on my home page. My Artfire shop has multiple pictures and views of the same items. If you would like a similar custom design please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Thank you!
How to care for your handmade feather item:
Your feathered piece of art was made with care; the feathers personally selected and/or matched by Heather Mewis of Feathered Friends Mementos. With care your feathered piece should remain in good condition for years. Feathers are made from keratin which is the same as human hair and fingernails. In the wild birds routinely take water only baths to help care for their feathers.
If any of the feathers become bent but the central shaft is not broken the press the feather flat inside a book for a few hours. This should straighten it. After is has straightened, gently but firmly comb and smooth the feather between your thumb and first finger until the smaller bards and filaments reconnect.
If any feathers become soiled or wet they may be lightely washed in plain water, reshaped by hand and allowed to air dry. If there are more extensive stains then a small amount of soap may be used with the water; be sure to rinse the feather throughly then follow above directions.
When not in use they should be stored in a cool, dark place; but occasionally exposure to mild humidity or water will help extend the life of the feathers since sun and time will eventually dry out the keratin and cause splitting; much like human hair. If at any time you have any questions or concerns please contact me.