Monday, November 28, 2011

Victoria Secret Models Feather It Up

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York, on November 9, 2011 showed some of the most beautiful models decked out in the sexiest feather apparel on the planet.

The show is always a mix of great music and great looking, barely dressed women but it seems that at the 2011 show the music got a bigger applause then the girls did. Kenya West, Maroon 5 and Jay-Z performed and got the crowed to cheer and shout.

Here are some of the pictures of the hot Victoria Secret models that feathered it up at the 2011 show.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How To Make Pretty And Professional Feather Necklace

Making nice fine looking jewelry is not very difficult you just need to know what to buy and how to put it together. This is an explanation of how to make a very nice silver necklace with a feather on it. So here is a list of the things you are going to need.

1- Length of silver necklace as long as you would like the necklace to be

2- Two small jump rings

3- Three crimp beads with attached rings

4- A clasp set

5- One peacock mini tail

6- Two pairs of pliers

Ok so the first thing you need to do is trim the feathers quill to be just as long as the crimp bead. Put the trimmed feather stem into the crimp bead and use one of the pliers to crimp the bead and secure the feather in place. Slide the silver necklace through the loop attached to the crimp bead which has the feather in it. Attach the other two crimp beads with loops to both ends of the silver necklace. Now attach the clasp to the necklace using the jump rings. The way that you do this is by putting the loop that is now attached to one side of the necklace and one end of the clasp on to the jump ring and then close the jump ring using the pliers. Once the two ends of the necklace are attached to the two sides of the clasp you are finished.



1- try attaching the jump rings directly to the chain

2- try different feathers and even try more than one feather

3- use larger chains and connect the feather crimp bead using a jump ring

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How To Make A Feather Flower – Simple And Easy

Making artificial flowers out of feathers is an art. Some of the real pros are able to create feather flowers that look like real flowers. In this post are simple instruction for the laymen feather flower maker on how it`s done,

Thing You Will Need

1- Length or 20 gauge steel wire (as long as you would like the steam to be)

2- Spool of 32 gauge steel wire

3- Dyed turkey quills

4- Dyed plumage feathers

5- Double sided tape

6- Green tape

First decide how long you would like the stem of your flower to be and cut the 20 gauge wire to that length. Now wrap the top part of the wire with about one inch of double sided tape to help keep the feathers in place. Now use the quills to create the stamens of the flower. The stamens are the cente

r part of the flower where the pollen is created. Secure the stamens to the stem with the 32 gauge wire. Then attach a few layers of plumage around the stamens as petals and secure with more wire. Once you are happy with the way you flower looks you can use the green tape to cover all the wire and make the stem look real. That’s it, you are done!


Use an iron and steam to shape the feathers

Try different colors and sizes to create different flowers

Trim feathers with a scissors before and after you make the flower to acquire the shape you want

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Golden Pheasant

Native to the rugged mountain regions of western china the golden pheasant has been bred in captivity since as early as 1740. Because of the rough terrain of their natural habitat little is known about their habits in the wild. The golden pheasant is similar to the peacock in a few ways. For one they are both birds that are more comfortable on the ground and not much the flying types. Also the male pheasant is very colorful like the male peacock. Shades of orange, blue, yellow, red, brown and green make the male golden pheasant a very beautiful bird. The female hen on the other hand is quit boring in comparison, just like the female peacock, with her brown plumage.

These birds eat small fruits, leaves and bugs. They spend most of their time on the ground but when nesting they fly into the trees.

The Golden Pheasant Tail feathers that we sell at, are perhaps the most interesting in our line. They have all the natural coloring and striping of the bird. They are used exclusively in hat trims and as extraordinary feathers headdresses for Carnival and Las Vegas type shows. Whether in Rio, Aruba, Las Vegas or just your home town hat show, these feathers are the most important.


Peacock feathers and peacock tails

Photo attribution - Ryan E. Poplin