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A glistening wing with a southwestern vibe.
A second project made from the Jacquard Lumiere paints (I just couldn't get enough of them!). I've been admiring the sparkly feathers that are on trend recently and decided I needed to play around with some of my own.

Posted by Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose) from St Joseph, Missouri, United States • Published See Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose)'s 19 projects »
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  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. I collected a lot of embellishments at first so I could experiment with different layouts pressed into the clay.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Form a ball from your modelling clay.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Smoosh the ball into a thick disk.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Decide if the disk is really the shape you want.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Press your alligator clip into the back of your dough. You can remove it now and glue it in later, or do as I did and leave it in as the dough cures.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 6
    Step 6

    At this point I decided the disk wasn't actually for me and opted for a modified oval rock shape to better compliment the scorpions I was pressing into the clay.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Paint your feathers with the paint in any design you want. I like the lumiere paint because it kept to the feathers texture really well. It helps to have your fingers underneath to support the edges.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 8
    Step 8

    I alternated off coloured stripes.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 9
    Step 9

    and added some hi-lite red on the skinny side so they would have a little flash of red in the light.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Paint in your scorpions.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 11
    Step 11

    one little, two little...

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 12
    Step 12

    four little scorpions!

    At this point you can bake your clay if its oven-bake clay. Let it air-dry if its air dry. Or take the risky route I did and try to oven bake your air dry clay (I succeeded, I can't guarantee that you will)

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 13
    Step 13

    after everything is dried and hardened, lay out your materials again for gluing. Decide how you want to glue your feathers on as the gun heats up.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 14
    Step 14

    lay em out, and glue em down. If you didn't leave your alligator clip in step 5, now is the time to glue it.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 15
    Step 15

    Close up of my always-hairy gluing.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 16
    Step 16

    Put it on and then ask the closest person to take lots of pictures of you in your new creation.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 17
    Step 17

    Close up.

  • How to mold a clay hair clip. Winged Feather Headdress - Step 18
    Step 18

    lookitmyprettyfingers! LOOKITTHEM!

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Mary R.
Mary R. · Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US
cultural appropriation is wrong and unethical.
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