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Old 05-14-2009, 01:45
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Default Ostrich feathers...CURLY

Does anyone know how to curl the ostrich feathers?? They sell them already attached to clips at Hobby Lobby but I like the curly look. I bought a small barrell curling iron but it's not THAT small and I'm scared to use it for fear of burning the feather. I can't seem to find ANYTHING on it! GRRRR.....
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:47
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

Do you have a picture? I'm not sure as to what you are talking about.
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Be really careful but you could try putting parchment paper over the feathers and curling it with your curling iron on low.....just an idea
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Do you have a picture? I'm not sure as to what you are talking about.

Here is a link to a site that sells the hats.....I just LOVE them!!

LYNDAHATS.COM: Curly Ostrich Feather Hat
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

DO NOT CURL IT YOURSELF!!!! It comes that way - you have to buy it in yards. Very expensive though. It is called curly ostrich
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

I think Raggety Amy has some of these for sale in basic colors, black, white, black and white. I believe she is planning on selling other colors in the future. She is on here, do a search for her name and send her a pm, she will be glad to help you with those and marabou puffs also.
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

I make Headbands and other accesories with these feathers! DO NOT USE A CURLING IRON!!!!!!

You use scissors like you would curl the ribbon for a balloon. Thats how you curl the feathers. Some will fall off but it will look great! Just make sure you have more than you need when curling!!!
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

I have never seen the curly Ostrich feathers before. Very pretty though. I would think a curling iron would burn them, they look very delicate.
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

I agree with ahaygood. I bought the regular ostrich and was told I could use a curling iron on low heat... that never curled it at all... I kept turning up the heat a bit and still no curl. I used the scissors like curling ribbon and I'll attach a pic of my dd's headband I made. A lot of work and a huge mess to get it full, let me tell you. This time I bought the "curly ostrich". HTH
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:58
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Default Re: Ostrich feathers...CURLY

Thank you ladies - you have been VERY helpful. I think I might try it out this weekend. I would rather try it myself before I pay $31.50 for a boa!! LOL Maybe when I start making a FORTUNE I can do that!!! Now to take the curling iron back! hahaha
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