Friday, March 18, 2011

Argus Eyes and Swords

I'm back curling and doing unnatural things to Feathers.  This time... Peacock.  Eyes and Swords. Curled, heated, bent, squeezed, smashed.. Its starting to sound like a Steinbeck Novel. 

I bought them like this

Curled Swords

Trimmed Eyes + Curled Swords

1.I stripped all the barb feathers from the vein.

2. Straighten out the eye a bit and hit it flat with the iron for a second or two. Watch it, they burn pretty fierce and fast.
3. I trim the eye. just because I like to.


4 Hit it with the iron again.  It's ready


                               

                                                                The Swords
1 Clean up the all ready stripped side of all the straggly barbs

2 Be careful when you do it by hand, scissors come in handy for this part.

3 Ready

4 Hold the feather with your left hand and use the knife along the vein just like curling ribbon for gift wrapping

5 Curl until you get the right curl for you

6 All curled up

7 Hit it with the iron. Wrap them with some floral tape. Done

14 comments:

lolosita said...

omg, sooooo cool. i miss you murphy.

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

I love those feathers, they are great! Thanks for sharing.
I wish we lived closer by... what awesome times we would have!
Hugs and admiration,

Cristina

Armando y Montez said...

Thanks you two! Expect a call Lolo!! Cristina Thank you! Coming from you means a lot. You are the best. Thank You!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Now I have curled feathers but did not do the iron part. I like what you did with the peacock feathers; much more artful and elegant than just having the long swords flopping about.

Great tutorial! Thank you!

Armando y Montez said...

Thank You Jill, be careful when you use the iron I've ended up with just spine/vein YIKES!

sarta mexicana said...

Beautiful work, as always!! Love it!

mangelpie said...

Amaizing!

Soulgoose said...

Amazing, I'm inspired!

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MilenaKarolina said...

Fantastic blog. Thanks for inspiration

MilenaKarolina said...

Fantastic blog. Thanks for inspiration

MilenaKarolina said...

Fantastic blog. Thanks for inspiration.

Armando y Montez said...

Thank you Milena!

Armando y Montez said...

Thank You Again Milena!

Armando y Montez said...

Milena, OK I get it! ;-)