I have always loved colorful butterflies and birds -- peacocks, hummingbirds, blue jays, cardinals and tropical birds. When I was a little girl our neighbors across the road from us had peacocks. I thought they were the coolest things. Mom had several peacock plumes in a vase that mesmerized me by the way the light reflected off the colorful feathers. I have just about finished a unique embroidery design set of peacocks. I love this set and combined my love of crystals with these.