The Egyptian cat God Bast, is a symbol of protection, motherhood and fertility. Cats were so revered in ancient Egypt, that they were often mummified. I thought that the wings were a nice symbol for the transition to eternal life. Plus, I think it just looks cute! I also love the serious look on the cat's face.
The wings were silver and did not really go with the brass findings required for the project. To attend to this, I altered them with a rusting product. I also added an additional patina agent to one side of the wings. You can see above that some of the charms are showing a bronze side and others have a bit more of an aged patina look. Another cool aspect of these little guys is the movement. The wings really spin if you flick them, fun.
I hope the gals in the swap like them. I always look forward to seeing the outcome of my art exchanges. The past few I have participated in have assisted me in embellishing up a few great art projects. I am grateful for the ability to share my work, while appreciating the work of others. Stay tuned, I am sure someday I will have a cool project showing off all my ancient goodies.