Polymer Clay Feather

May 28th, 20096 Comments

feather-polymer-clayAs 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/



6 Responses to “Polymer Clay Feather”

  1. Very neat looking feathers Debi! I see why you get lots of compliments. What tool are you referring to? Now you have me curious!

    • admin says:

      Hi, sorry it took me so long in replying…. I forget to check my blog for comments. The tool I was referring to was just a needle tool, that Christi Freisen uses. Please check out her website and any directions you might find there, that refers to the tools she uses.

  2. sean says:

    I am a user of Polymer Clay, and I have fairly good results, however, I am self taught and very confused by the use of powders. As in this instruction, you state you used some “goldtone powders on it before baking…to give it a metal look”. I would love to do this and never know which of the many kinds of powders to use… please could someone give me the name of products which will do this… please, k tkx bi, sean.

  3. sean says:

    I would be grateful if someone could email me with info on the powders… sean.

  4. Bobbi says:

    Hey Sean,
    I use regular old Mica powder. You can get a pack of like 30 colors for around $25-$30. They work really well when adding to polymer prior to baking.

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