In preparing for my live broadcast in Facebook last week, a few people asked me about using feathers in resin. Sad to say that I had never given that a try. Lucky for me, our chickens are molting and leaving feathers everywhere.
Meet Okapi. She’s the boss chicken — maybe because she knows she has the prettiest feathers. Or maybe it’s because when she wants to eat, none of the other ones do. She also made a point of pecking me while I was searching her pen for feathers and because I forgot to bring her table scraps. She must have been hangry! In case you are wondering, she got her name from looking like an okapi when she was a chick. My kids know if I ever have a zoo, I will want an okapi. She will have to do until then. 😉
I didn’t want the feathers to take up moisture stains, so I prepped them with two layers on each side of the resin gloss sealer spray. This made them very stiff, which I would learn later would be a disadvantage to getting them in the mold.
By the way, demolding these skinny bangle bracelets can be quite a challenge. Okay, a totally frustrating pain in the arse. I created a video to show three tricks to getting it done:
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