The unfortunate donor of this bird foot, a spotted towhee, flew into the freshly cleaned window of my studio about two years ago. Rather then let he demise become a total loss, I salvaged at least a small part of his being to be immortalized in bronze at a later date. Once dried, a fine bail was set into the leg and a mold was made of the claw so that bronze copies could be made. The 1-1/2" claw cast beautifully , the toes can be posed and will hold their position as they are not so thin as to be flimsy. The bronze has a polished oxidized finish that really highlights the scaly skin texture to the maximum. Chain may be slightly different than pictured.
ALTERNATIVE FINISH: Sterling Silverhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/91737820/bird-foot-pendant-necklace-in-solid