Polymer Clay Feather
As inspired by Christi Friesen and her book on birds etc. This is my first finished feather… well not my FIRST feather. As I was in the middle of listening rather than paying attention to what I was doing…. I originally started making the lines on the feather STRAIGHT across… not diagonal. It started looking odd, so I finally stopped and looked again at the directions!! THEN I balled up the clay and started over. I am very happy with this as a first attempt. I’ve had a lot of compliments. I used a couple goldtone powders on it before baking…to give it a metal look. It is hung from a pin/bail on a golden tone round choker.
The one thing I was not able to do (as described in the directions) was to make the center ‘spine’ the way Christie did, with just a tool. So instead, I (and all of us attending) decided to make a ‘snake’ of clay with a thin end and a thick end, adding it before we baked….. Hopefully, I can find a proper ‘tool’ to try it with soon! The next pic is the second feather I made, along with some tiny earring feathers. Here is a link to Christie Friesen’s site. Well worth looking around. http://www.cforiginals.net/