Feathered Browbands and mane decorations

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Moonwalker, May 29, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be making browbands and mane decorations using emu feathers. Anybody here interested? I can make them with custom colored ribbons/beads in the design. I don't have pics (or prices) yet, but the ones I just threw together out of boredom look nice!
    For those who have never seen an emu feather, they are twin plumes from a single root. They are fine and usually 4 to 6" long. The natural color ranges from white, to grey to brown, but I am experimenting with dyes.
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pictures of them? I would be interested to see what they look like, they sound quite neat.

    -Kim
     
  3. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, pictures would be great. My SIL might be interested.
     
  4. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be working on some bands this week on my days off (Tues/Wed/Thu) and should have some pics then. I need to go get some nice beads and ribbons! I used some stuff we had laying around the barn, and for a joke made a browband for my guidehorse that would chase the flies away from his eyes. Someone said, "You know, you could make some money with those...." [​IMG]
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    This is an emu feather. Each one is double plumed and wispy. They have a natural curve and curl to them.
    I'll get pics of some finished product up soon!
    Oh yeah, and why don't I have pics of the one I made on Sunday? Cuz one of the girls snagged it and took it home with her!
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    Last edited: May 30, 2008

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