Tip: for large flat pieces such as this, it's helpful to keep the parchment paper cut out on the back of your piece to keep it from sticking. it makes it much easier to handle while you're working on it; it's easier to pick up (you won't have to worry about distortion when a piece gets stuck), and you can just peel it off before you bake.
next, roll a thin clay snake for the quill of the feather and attach to the top of the main piece. using a toothpick or needle tool, make lines outward away from the quill. then drill a small hole so you have something to hang your pendant by.
bake or dry your clay. you can either leave your feather white or you can paint it for a pop of color. i went for a dip-dyed look with mine.
be sure to view the whole mini series for more ideas on clay jewelry!!