I was looking at Jatayu the other day....and by the way...if you haven't seen Connie Fox's site you need to go there. You can spend days looking around her website. Anyway, I was looking at a few of the tutorials for wire connectors and ran across what I call dog bones. A double eye-pin with coils.
I've made them before and was contemplating making some in bronze wire but then had an ah-ha moment and decided to make connectors in bronze clay. And once they dried...of course they needed to be carved.