My mind is still turning. How can I combine naturally shed snake skins and feathers into a unified design that incorporates something of a relationship that these reptiles may have to birds and vice versa. Here is one idea.
A shed feather is sort of the equivalent to a snake shedding a single scale. Yet the snake sheds its entire skin at once which includes all of its scales. It sheds it skin kind of like when we take off a tight piece of clothing like a t-shirt. We turn it inside out when we pull it off. If a bird were to shed like this, all of its feathers would come off with its skin inside-out and we would find these lying around as entire shed bird skins on the outside with the feathers all on the inside. For some of us, they would be quite the treasures.