OK here’s a RSS feed of all the stuff I have for sale on ecrater. (click the word to view m store, it opens in a new window so you can check it out at your leisure.) These pics are hosted on Photobucket. You can actually see all the stuff instead of crappy little thumbnails like on ecrater, LOL… well anyway, click the link or copy-paste in to your browser and then check it out with your fave RSS reader like Atom.

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk21/naturalcreationsart/account.rss

More pictures!

June 2, 2008

Here is my Flickr page.

It’s organized logicaly because the Flickr editor, while visual, allows logic.
So – the 2 pendants I was allowed to upload are in the Pendants folder or set, the 173+ pairs of earrings are in the Earrings folder or set, and the pins / brooches are in the Brooches set.

It only let me upload 200 pics and I culled down to 197. I have about 700 more pics but don’t want to spend $25 to show them on Flickr when I can show them all for free on Photobucket… LOL. If you want to see *everything* hit up my Photobucket album.

… and all of this is for sale!

Pictures!

June 2, 2008

My Photobucket site is here.

and I totally screwed up the albums thing, so every folder is nested inside the others. It should be a set of separate folders. It won’t let me delete the screwed up set nor create a new set. sigh! Anyway all the images are either in the main folder (above) or in “earrings 1”.

You can thus look at all my fun products without the pressure of buying them, although you really should buy them, as they need new loving homes. :)

OK, let’s try that again…
First of all the RSS feed (links below) is not multi-page, sigh! So I got all the links for you.
Each page contains about 20 products.
The root or base URL of my site is http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/ : your one-stop shop for all things natural!
Enjoy.

Earrings (copy each in to your browser)

http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/category.php?cid=368288
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=1
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=2
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=3
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=4
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=5
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=6
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=7
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=8
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=9
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=10
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=11
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=12
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=13
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=14
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=15
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368288&srn=16

Brooches (copy each in to your browser)

http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368292
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368292&srn=1

Necklace Pendants or Charms (copy in to your browser)
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368295

Supplies to make your own stuff (loose plumage)
(copy in to your browser)
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368298

Cat or Ferret Toys (copy in to your browser)
http://naturalcreations.ecrater.com/rss-cat.php?cid=368293

My sale site is up!

June 1, 2008

Here’s my website.

Click on the link and you’ll see lots of really neat-o, cool, and very unique merchandise!

Making Feather Flowers

April 3, 2008

Tutorial:

To make a flower, buy a foot or 2 of strung hackle in your choice of color(s).
Now wind it around something. Bottle caps seem good because you can put stuff inside the cap to embed your center materials in without raising the middle (or making a hump).
Glue gun every 2-3″ to keep it from unwinding.
Once you reach the end of the strung hackle, make a very neat end.
Now select your center materials. Embed them in the center of the feather flower – you can use any hardening material and it can even become part of the design, like if you’re embedding them in dyed casting resin.
Then get a tea kettle to boiling, or get your iron nice and hot and on the “max” steam setting. Steam the feathers for about 20-30 seconds and then quickly wind all of them in your hand, or against the ironing board, in one direction. Hold it there, all wound up, for a good minute or 2.
You can glue a pinback or barrette on the reverse using your center disc too.

Cleaning Feathers

March 10, 2008

Cleaning Macaw Tail Feathers

1. Veniard’s do a product called “Venpol” designed for degreasing skins and the like.My comment:
It sounds like re-labeled Synthrapol which is a product used to degrease wool and cloth prior to dyeing. My guess is that Synthrapol is cheaper, but, to each their own. I have a little bit of Synthrapol available somewhere if someone wants to buy it.

When I clean feathers, I use Dawn dish soap, plus a squirt of Windex, and a lot of cold water with a ton of rinsing! It works great.

A Note About Feathers

March 10, 2008

source for eco/animal friendly feathers? Crafty Vixens – tribe.net

source for eco/animal friendly feathers???
is there such a thing?i would love to make a new samba costume,however, the thought of using “real” feathers dyed with toxic dye isn’t that appealing any more.
any suggestions?

My suggestion: You’ll want to use natural color feathers. Everyone and their grandmother has chicken, ringneck pheasant, and turkey feathers. How boring! Be creative. Visit your local bird store, if your town is lucky enough to have one. See if they will give you some feathers to use for your costume. Or, buy some macaw feathers like scarlet macaw center tails, or parrot feathers, from me. I only carry naturally-molted, cruelty-free feathers, from ethical breeders! Good luck!