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Old 2011-03-19, 11:19pm
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I had few requests to explain how I made my feather beads. I have gotten so much from this community, I decided that it is time to give little back.


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Old 2011-03-20, 1:49am
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Old 2011-03-20, 2:50am
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Old 2011-03-20, 2:55am
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Pia, - terrific explaination - that's exactly how I do it. Try your twisty out of raku with intense black (very fine lines). Apply that to opal yellow or lavender opaque. The effect is similar with the intense black veins of the feather reaching out beyond the feather.
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Old 2011-03-20, 3:14am
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Hades works the same way. I have not tried lavander or OY, thanks for the tip. I love the raku and hades twistie, and EDP in some mixes is really pretty.
And I guess I did forgot to mention that the twisties need to be pretty tight. I guess I should go back to edit it...
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Old 2011-03-20, 3:16am
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fixed it, thanks for reminding!
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Old 2011-03-20, 3:30am
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That's a great tutorial! Thank you so much Pia - I'll be trying that soon.
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Old 2011-03-20, 5:54am
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Thanks you for this. I'm into the birds for a while now, so this will may nice complimentary beads.
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Old 2011-03-20, 2:38pm
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Old 2011-03-21, 7:18am
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Here are my efforts from yesterday. I love this way of doing feathers!
Thank you again so much Pia.

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Old 2011-03-21, 7:21am
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Anna, they are pretty! Way to go! As you see, it is very simple technique, and can be applied to almost anywhere. Thank you for sharing your results!
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Old 2011-03-21, 7:24am
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I need to make couple feather beads myself for a custom order.
Just to let you know, these make awesome beads for guys! I have sold several of these, and all of them have been bought either by men, or for them!
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Old 2011-03-21, 7:25am
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Thanks Pia! I've tried doing the piling dot on dot to make a feather murrini and it's too slow for me. This is so great. DH also suggested (which I spotted while making them) that they would make great leaves too. I'm so pleased with this technique.
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Old 2011-03-21, 7:26am
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We do need beads that men like. I get a lot of men looking at my beads but not buying for themselves.
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Old 2011-03-21, 7:32am
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I agree on that one! I just came buy this technique by looking at someones beads, and saw such thin feathers, that I decided that they must have been made with twisties, and sure enough, when I tried, that was exactly how they were done. The beads in the image are the ones I made first. I just didnt have any other images, and I have sold all of them, so I just reused the picture for this purpose. I will post another picture, if my newer ones will look better.
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Old 2011-03-21, 9:01am
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Pia, that's awesome THANKS. When I get this technique down my mom is gonna go crazy for it! Big ups!
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Old 2011-03-21, 9:02am
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Old 2011-03-21, 9:33am
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Thank you! They are gorgeous and I so look forward to trying it!
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Old 2011-03-22, 4:57am
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Bethany, please post here your results, would love to see what people come up with!
This is my latest, once again was a custom order. It has 3 different feathers, but just showing one, since it is kinda pain in the rear section to take pictures of them. Excuse the lint!

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Old 2011-03-22, 6:00am
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Thank you very much! Beautiful, I can hardly wait to try it!
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Old 2011-03-22, 6:14am
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Thank you for sharing your technique. I have always admired your feathers.
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Old 2011-03-22, 6:23am
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Awesome Pia, thank you!
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Old 2011-03-22, 8:07pm
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That's great - thanks Pia for sharing this!
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Old 2011-03-22, 8:10pm
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Old 2011-03-23, 10:07am
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way much cool! And now that spring break is over, I can go back to melting glass. These get to be my first play date with the torch!
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Old 2011-03-23, 11:28am
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Show us how you did when you get to it!!!
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Old 2011-03-24, 3:32pm
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Very nice little tutorial, thank you.
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Old 2011-03-24, 3:51pm
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Nice tutorial Pia, can't wait to try it
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These are gorgeous, Pia! I will be trying this for sure. Thx so much for sharing!
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Old 2011-03-26, 5:59pm
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Wow so cool. Thank you so much for the info and giving back!
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