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« on: July 22, 2013 09:01:56 AM »

Meet Jacques Sparrow...my first attempt at needle felting.
For the One Tiny Bird Thing swap, my swap partner indicated that she loves felted birds, so I figured, why not take a stab (apologies for the bad pun Tongue) at it? Grin



Strangely enough, shaping the fibers into a bird-like shape went a lot quicker than I anticipated.  But I was stumped when it came to the eyes and feet bits. 



After doing some research, I decided on onyx beads for its eyes and using this tutorial with slight modifications, Jacques' feet were formed Smiley

Wire armature feet (one on the right is covered with tape):



Painted feet, waiting to be installed...



Here's Jacques in a cage...waiting to fly to his new home Cheesy



And a parting shot of his feet...because they fascinate me Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013 09:29:03 AM »

Woah!!  This is so cool!
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013 11:11:38 AM »

First of all... I LOVE the name! Secondly, he's adorable! The little birdy feet look so realistic & fascinate me as well! Great work!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013 11:51:13 AM »

thanks ladies Cheesy

pssst...mullerslanefarm (fiber-enabler that you are), my fiber stash is outta control Wink


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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013 12:30:53 PM »

Oh my he's so cute, love him to pieces.
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As it should be, my dear!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013 02:09:13 AM »

sTWEET!!!!  Very nicely done!! Someone will be most happy with their swap!!  Cheesy =^..^=
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013 03:48:28 PM »

OMG! That is gorgeous!  Shocked Good work! I'm stunned! Love the feet and everything! I haven't tried needle felting yet but I sure will after looking at all of the beautiful projects on here!
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