(Closed) Craftster Bees! Feather Parasol Help/Advice!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@phoebe.star:  After a quick search, I think those might be ostrich feathers.  That being said I found this link…

http://swalefandson.com/ostrichfeathers.html

 

Also THAT being said… have you shopped etsy for someone who may be able to recreate that parasol?  Etsy has some great crafters on there.  A quick search found this crafter who appears to make parasols:http://www.etsy.com/listing/56295757/wedding-second-line-umbrellas-customized?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=feather+parasol&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_order=price_desc&ga_page=0&ga_search_type=all

 

But I also found this on there, coupled with a bunch of ostrich feathers maybe you could use E-6000 to glue them on or something, and create your own?

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/107065775/wedding-bridal-decor-parasol-feathers?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_search_query=feather+parasol&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_order=price_desc&ga_page=0&ga_search_type=all

Post # 5
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Newbee

Definitely ostrich feathers. And I think it’d be very easy to replicate. Fine a cute parasol you like. You can sew any lace you want onto it. Then just use a hot glue gun and glue the feathers on in three rows. You’d need to do a layer under the feathers and another on top to seal them. I’ve done some costumes with ostrich feathers and have found hot glue to work very well. E-6000 would work, too. If you went that route, I’d recommend you use a dab of hot glue to keep the feathers in place while the E-6000 dries. 

 

For the handle, you could spray paint it silver, glue sequin ribbons onto it, or cover it in rhinestones (plastic or crystal). 

 

Have fun!

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