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  • Spinners For Feathers

    OK, I finally got some "spinners" for feathers, you know how you want them to move around right? I have even got the good barretes from Nocbay, which have the hole on the end for attaching things, and even some #2 safety pins, oh wait, even some colored floss
    Now how in gods name do I attach them to the spinners?

  • #2
    The spinners that I got are sliver, and there is a little silver "thingy" on the bottom like a tear drop. It is attached to something that looks like an L with a little clip on top, that I used to hook into the silver barrette.

    Any ideas on how to do this? I also have some floss to wrap the feathers, but I really need to know to attach the feathers to the spinners

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    • #3
      Witchy woman you are talking about what we refer to as swivels and Egyptian Empress is talking about another piece of fishing tackle that is actually called a spinner, it's used to attach to a little grub to catch the fish's attention. Like a spinner bait if you bass fish. And the tear drop shaped piece of metal should be attached to the wire with a swivel so it will spin.
      Egyptian Empress I've never done what you are talking about, but from the way you explained things I would say take the blade, tear dropped shaped metal, off the swivel if it has a key ring style ring if not maybe use a pair of wire cutters or needle nosed pliers to bend and break the blade off. Unless you want it left on. Not sure what you're looking for in appearances. And go from there. How big/what kind of feathers are you attaching? You could glue chain inside the quill like for tradish roach feathers and attach that to the swivel, for larger feathers. Or for small ones I'd wrap the floss around the quill and tie that to the swivel. Hope that makes sense. AND Hope I could help.

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      • #4
        I am using feathers that are no more then 4' long. I want them to be able to spin or move while I dance, and they will be attached to a barrettte. You know, so they can move with the wind? I will have to see what I can come up with

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        • #5
          Maybe I bought the right thing:wall:

          This what they are called "5 Brass Snap Swivels" size 5....
          Please tell me that I bough the right ones :Cry

          Now how do I fix them? I mean the feathers to the swivels, so that the feathers move when I dance? aiyeee:(

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          • #6
            You mean for the feathers that you attach to the top of your head right not the ones that go in the back? Lke the feather plumes not the fluffy ones..........

            !! <-----Fluffy Plumes
            \\!!//
            \\!!//
            \!!/-=== <---- Feather Plumes
            / O \
            ( | )
            \ | / <----- My head (lol)
            \ | /

            / \
            \ / <---- computer braids


            Those ones you want spinning right??? the Feather Plumes (well I use the Feather Plumes rather then the Fluffy ones for spinners on my head)

            (I hope my picture I drew came out right on here)
            NO MY EYES REALLY DONT LOOK LIKE THAT........ THATS ME AS A BRATZ DOLL ;)

            http://pages.ivillage.com/sagkeengpowwow2003/

            Some guys are good with their drum sticks.... and some just arent...:karate:

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            • #7
              :( It Didnt come out the way I drew it :(

              lol, oh well
              NO MY EYES REALLY DONT LOOK LIKE THAT........ THATS ME AS A BRATZ DOLL ;)

              http://pages.ivillage.com/sagkeengpowwow2003/

              Some guys are good with their drum sticks.... and some just arent...:karate:

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              • #8
                Ack... anyone

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                • #9
                  Is this what you want to do???



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by yuchgeha
                    Is this what you want to do???



                    YES YES YES! That is what I want to be able to do:D:Thumbs

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                    • #11
                      YES!! thats what I meant, lol.... anyways

                      For myself just to add my two cents, my feathers are really really light and I would probably just weigh them down with the fishing tackle.. so what I did was I used strong beading thread, and tape n glue, and doubled up on the thread about 6ish times, then I finished the quill of the feather off with some colored thread, looks good, and its still holding. So theres a suggestion if you want another one, but I doubt you will use it,lol.... thats just my rez stickin out with the taping........ but loooks neat and tidy and still holding so I guess its ok
                      Good luck with that, I hope it turns out :)
                      NO MY EYES REALLY DONT LOOK LIKE THAT........ THATS ME AS A BRATZ DOLL ;)

                      http://pages.ivillage.com/sagkeengpowwow2003/

                      Some guys are good with their drum sticks.... and some just arent...:karate:

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                      • #12
                        This method is real easy to do. Just one requirement though. The quill of the feather needs to be around an 1/8 of an inch or larger. The hawk feather in the picture has an 1/8" quill.

                        1) Cut the tip off the bottom of the quill and clean out the inside with a piece of small gauge wire. 2) Wrap the quill with a clear tape. A couple of times around works. I use Scotch tape. This give the quill extra strength. 3) Put Elmers glue inside the quill. Use the small wire to kind of force it down. 4) Slide the end loop of the snap swivel onto a lightweight hairpin. 5) Slide the ends of the hairpin into the end of the feather. 6) Let glue dry, decorate and your all finished.

                        Tips: 1) Always wrap the quill with tape! Hairpins may not have a lot of spring tension, but they can easily split the quill. You can also adjust the spring tension by bending the hairpin. 2) I've noticed that hairpins come in 2 basic sizes, lightweight (thin gauge wire) and a standardweight (heavier gauge wire). For most feathers use the lightweight ones, but for large feather use the standardweight.

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                        • #13
                          AWESOME...Yughecha just started her own tutorial on something I did'nt know how to do...now I get to learn!!!:D
                          Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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                          • #14
                            Thanks so much! How do you fix them with the swivels? Or am I just not paying attention today?:p

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                            • #15
                              Re-read my post with the instructions. Step #4, slide the end loop of the snap swivel onto the hairpin. Then step #5, slide the hairpin inside the feather quill. Take another look at the close-up picture of the end with the snap swivel on it.

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