Qetzal was inspired by Aztec culture and heiroglyphs. It is also the Nahuatl (Aztec) name for a particular bird native to Central and South America.
With this cursor design I was mainly experimenting with rendering gold and precious gems but I really wanted to come up with something completely different and out of the ordinary, so I went with the Aztec angle since I know their jewellery and design style was colourful and unique. I think it turned out pretty good.
But enough of that… download and let me know what you think in the comments!