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What can you do with Feathers???

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Goat_Walker, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Well I have a large collection of feathers. Ducks, goose, turkeys, peacocks and guineas.

    What do you do with your feathers?? Ive put some in/on my artwork.Ive thought about making earrins but...I want to do something cool with them, something that will last. So what do you do?
  2. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    North Idaho
    Sadly I havent taken photos but I have made some ROCKIN' wreaths! I use the Christmas type wreath base you can get like at a Michael s type craft store (I have a big stash of these) and use all sorts of feathers, leftover leaves off other silk plants, maybe pine cones or nuts. They are beautiful. In addition you can glue in there some blown eggs. How lovely for the door of a chicken woman such as yourself! Remember...if you are adding large flowers or pine cones use ODD numbers, symmetry doesn't look natural. Using long feathers or conical shaped flowers you can place uprights at 4 oclock and downward facing feathers at 5 oclock. Work in little feathers heavily throughout the rest of the wreath all facing the same direction as each other (like all going clockwise) We want photos of what you choose!
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Earrings, Fly tying, . . . . And apparently Wal-Mart uses them for "fashionable" feathered boots.
  4. JennH07

    JennH07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    Hastings, MI
    I made a gorgeous mask out of a bunch of pheasant feathers. Sorry no pic.
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I vote for fly tying! [​IMG] Many real works of art done by some people.
  7. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Extra long Saddle feathers are the new hair extension.
    Much to the horror of the fly tying community, because its driving the prices up, but that is an option for some.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    They are great combined with tar on chicken thieves...

    or so I've heard. [​IMG]
  9. RedneckChikns

    RedneckChikns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    Plant City, FL
    My Wally World doesnt have feathered boots. [​IMG] Someone post pics...are they like feather covered uggs??? I WANT!
    I make earrings and dreamcatchers with mine...also tie to the end of windchime to pic up what little bit of a breeze (NOT) we have here in FL.
  10. RedneckChikns

    RedneckChikns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    Plant City, FL
    PS like your work Nosey!

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