My chickens are molting and we have so many feathers in the coop and the run that it looks like they were attacked by something. It’s crazy how many feathers are in there. I started collecting the nicer ones not knowing what I would do with them.
Feathers from Diva, Bone Crusher and Short Wing.
These are just some of the many feathers I have collected. All of a sudden I looked at the eggs that are in process to be beaded and had an idea…I will decoupage some of these feathers on the eggs!!
An egg from Diva.
I have lots and lots of eggs that have already been blown and are ready to work – I chose this egg.
One paint application.
First, paint is applied to the outside. This picture shows the first coat, I have now done three coats and am happy with the coverage. The next step will be to get the feathers on there. I think I will work on that for a little bit today!
My life in the last four years or so has been all about taking myself out of my comfort zone. It started with beginning my own business teaching kids to knit and quickly expanded into having my own studio where I teach sewing (on machines and by hand), weaving, knitting, crochet and jewelry making. Four years ago was when Let’s Go Crafting was born. It quickly expanded into hosting birthday parties and Girl Scout Workshops – it is so much fun to see how excited these students are with their new found skills and their finished projects!
Now I have taken myself further out of my comfort zone and have purchased space in the Mistletoe Madness craft fair. You see, I also make beaded eggs.
Blown hen egg, completely beaded, mini spiral.
Blown Egg, completely beaded.
Blown hen egg, partial beading, inter cene.
Blown hen egg, painted with 3 layers of gold metallic paint and one layer of glazed sealer, pearl beading and a chain tassel.
Blown hen egg, completely beaded.
Each of these eggs was laid by our hens (before beading of course!!). Our hens are hand fed by our kids and let to roam free.