The partridge that live in the woods on our property feast on the little apples on our ornamental crab apple tree every winter and they are so much fun to watch. When looking through some of my used rolling mill textures, one reminded me a bit of some of the rosemaling featured at Scandinavian festivals in the area where I live. I was off to the races with designs, channeling a little Scandinavian to make these little cuties.
Decide where the texture would work on the bird body and/or wings. Because any texturing will distort the metal design, it is best to texture the 24 gauge Argentium sheet metal before cutting out the design.