Monday, January 19, 2009

Feather Picks .... Those Crazy Biots

These colors remind me of Bird of Paradise
Flowers. These two picks are my favs. I tried to make them uniform and alike but the feathers had their own take on that idea, so I went with the flow.


























I didn't use any wire in this one, just glue and floral tape.














I steamed white Biots for 15 minutes to get them soft ,then took a small dropper and dripped the dyes onto the feathers, put the lid back on and steamed for another 10 minutes. I rinsed them and laid them out to dry on the newspaper..
After they dried I grouped them together, glued and wired then wrapped them with floral tape. I had a heap mess of fun making these.. I haven't decided what to put them on yet..










10 comments:

The Hatdiva said...

Wow those are phenomenal! You could make serious bank selling feather creations on Etsy! Just looking at them, makes me want to put them on a hat! They would even make a spectacular lapel pin.

I really love the birds of paradise ones! You're such a master....

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

Thank you for showing how you did that, you make it look easy! What kind of dye did you use?

By the way, I must buy myself a bambu steamer set, seems to be very handy for a lot of things.

Armando y Montez said...

I used Jaquard Silk Dyes Not an endorsement and No affiliation.... http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/silkcolors/
I used these because I had them hanging around for YEARS. Egad! Yes I'm one of those. The dye that dripped into the steam water got used too. I threw in some feathers at the end and waited to see what came out.. The light blue feathers.

Hats By Lola said...

You are so creative. It looks so easy
to dye biots. Thanks for the inf.

Candice Herne said...

Hi Love your blog, thanks for sharing your tips. I love your vintage hat blocks the styles you produce are very stylish. Candyxx

Armando y Montez said...

Thanx Candice, I Visited your blogs your are FAB!! Love your giant artworks..

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Where WON'T you put them, for heaven's sake. Put them everywhere!

Julieta bisuteria said...

Thanks, perfect explanation.
Wonderful creations

shelley ponce said...

Very unique and rich in color. Creativity has no boundries and your creativity is out of this world! I love everything you create!
One (besides the Orchid) of my two favorite flowers is the Bird of Paradise.

shelley ponce said...

What a wonderful time you must of spent playing with the biots. They a tee outstanding such as your creativity and talent! Bird of Paradise (besides the Orchid) are my two favorite flowers.