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Re: Feathers?

Post by 9ah » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:08 am

I wore a feather earring, but it's made of sterling steel.... It was secured to my ear with a post and back piece...Does that count?
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Rice » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:16 pm

9ah wrote:I wore a feather earring, but it's made of sterling steel.... It was secured to my ear with a post and back piece...Does that count?
Unfortunately, Yes. If it is a real feather - it will dry out from the heat, and start to decay from the friction caused by playa dust. It will stay attached to your ear, but pieces of it will fall off and become MOOP.

This is one of those cases, where: "No Feathers" means "for the love of dog - NO FREAKING FEATHERS" ;)
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Re: Feathers?

Post by 9ah » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:37 pm

Yeah... it's real sterling steel... I didn't know steel could 'dry out'.... :?
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Rice » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:40 pm

9ah wrote:Yeah... it's real sterling steel... I didn't know steel could 'dry out'.... :?
Oh, the entire thing is steel?? - uh, oops. {blush}

Since it is not a real feather, why not?? - I read that as having a steel base, not the whole thing being steel. . .
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Re: Feathers?

Post by 9ah » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Muahahaha!! Nope, all steel. Only got one cuz the other wanted to play in the Caribbean Sea (asshole)....

I did have a virgin in my car heading to the playa who was meeting her BF. She had a feather flower to surprise him with... I made her leave it it my car/mooped it. She wasn't too happy about that. :roll:
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Rice » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:37 pm

9ah wrote:Muahahaha!! Nope, all steel. Only got one cuz the other wanted to play in the Caribbean Sea (asshole)....

I did have a virgin in my car heading to the playa who was meeting her BF. She had a feather flower to surprise him with... I made her leave it it my car/mooped it. She wasn't too happy about that. :roll:
100% - there is no easy way to get the word out. She should known better!! (amazing how many people do not bother to read basic info about burning man {sigh} The survival guide is not that big ... ??? )
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Re: Feathers?

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:48 pm

maybe we need to produce a series of pithy videos and share the hell out of them...
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Re: Feathers?

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:32 pm

Maybe giving people viable alternatives to contraband will help. As for feathers, I've seen some very nice look-alikes made of painted, carved leather. I'm fairly certain the paint is sealed to avoid flaking, but I don't know if the sealant can stand up to the playa well enough to prevent paint-flake MOOP.

Another alternative is feathers cut from sheet foam. That's cheap, colorful, and has plenty of do-it-yourself appeal. I can't imagine they'd be all that durable but they are soft and huggable.


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That video on the 10 principles with the presenter declining ever more steadily into pickleback-driven inebriation is the best I've seen. I believe Trilo posted it not too long ago.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by trilobyte » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:54 pm

If the stuff you're referring to is what I think it is, the leather is airbrushed rather than painted with traditional means.

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Re: Feathers?

Post by Ratty » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:01 pm

The best leather ones I've seen were done with a wood-burning iron.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Canoe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:55 pm

stretch80 wrote:... (amazing how many people do not bother to read basic info about burning man {sigh}...)
or it's the ever popular
I read it, but I thought that things I don't like don't apply to me...
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Re: Feathers?

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Canoe wrote:
stretch80 wrote:... (amazing how many people do not bother to read basic info about burning man {sigh}...)
or it's the ever popular
I read it, but I thought that things I don't like don't apply to me...
Hey! You got something against self-centered sparkleponies?
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Re: Feathers?

Post by wandergirl » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:48 pm

I think the "tribal" interpretation of this year's theme is going to make the feather issue worse than ever. I've been struck by how many burners are pinning the shit out of feathered headdresses on pinterest. it makes me double frown, because paired with the appropriation element it's like a big fuck you, my ~pretty~ costume trumps everything else. I've even seen captions like, "who cares about the no feathers rule?" slap.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by unjonharley » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:28 pm

Feathers are ok.. as long as they are applied on TAR!!

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Re: Feathers?

Post by Sunbeam56 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:14 pm

No feathers. The chicken God does not approve.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:25 pm

wandergirl wrote:I think the "tribal" interpretation of this year's theme is going to make the feather issue worse than ever. I've been struck by how many burners are pinning the shit out of feathered headdresses on pinterest. it makes me double frown, because paired with the appropriation element it's like a big fuck you, my ~pretty~ costume trumps everything else. I've even seen captions like, "who cares about the no feathers rule?" slap.
Although I did not track through the web, but that's been true for at least the past two years.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Sunbeam56 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:31 pm

Lady Gaga would approve. I however, am goint to eschew feathers. :)
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Roark » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Sunbeam56 wrote:Lady Gaga would approve. I however, am going to eschew feathers. :)
Okay... I follow ya here. So the topic is "animal coverings" and the modifier is "playa rulez". So then the whole feather motif is definitely out, so I'm thinking... ummm... maybe ... leather? :)

(Guys, back me up here. If I can get her to swap feathers for leather... oh nevermind...) :mrgreen:
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Re: Feathers?

Post by wandergirl » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Roark wrote:
Sunbeam56 wrote:Lady Gaga would approve. I however, am going to eschew feathers. :)
Okay... I follow ya here. So the topic is "animal coverings" and the modifier is "playa rulez". So then the whole feather motif is definitely out, so I'm thinking... ummm... maybe ... leather? :):
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Roark » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:19 pm

I like the way you think! :mrgreen: Bacon makes it better.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Canoe » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:06 pm

What about the search at the gate to include feathers? For real, not just a token search and a 'go ahead, take them in anyway'. Take tickets and turn back entire cars trying to bring feathers in. Advertise extensively in advance.
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Post by gaminwench » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:05 pm

and 'sanctioned' pro photographers refuse to photograph 'playa chickenzz'?
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Re: Feathers?

Post by wandergirl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am

gaminwench wrote:and 'sanctioned' pro photographers refuse to photograph 'playa chickenzz'?
yeah that's what spreads it. they're unarguably gorgeous costumes & photogs are drawn to them, but then they're spread all over the internet as this burner costume ideal & emulated by the types who don't do their research (or who do but don't care).
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Re: Feathers?

Post by tatonka » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:55 pm

Ratty wrote:The best leather ones I've seen were done with a wood-burning iron.

Any pics , thinking of making one :)
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Ratty » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:46 am

Go to Pinterest and search 'leather feather'. You'll get a plenty.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by tatonka » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:19 am

found easy way
Image

not to shiney

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Re: Feathers?

Post by Canoe » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:09 am

tatonka wrote:found easy way
brilliant...
feathers never blow away?
tape doesn't get brittle in UV?
tape never breaks off?
tape doesn't lose adhesion (and it never gets hot there)?
tape never degrades?
so you think that will guarantee that any biologicals from the feather degrading can't affect Black Rock Playa aquatic micro-fauna, or blow out into the desert?
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Re: Feathers?

Post by tatonka » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:02 pm

Will put some high heat tape from work on it instead , very tough stuff , will stand the high heat of the ovens.
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Re: Feathers?

Post by Canoe » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:20 pm

From Burning Man Survival Guide 2013
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED THROUGH THE GATE
You may be denied
entry
and told to store
these items off-site
  • Feathers, e.g. boas,
    headdresses, etc.
  • Plants, living or dead, and
    anything that will break up
    and/or blow away in the wind
Note: You may be denied entry...


http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 30#p912845
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Re: Feathers?

Post by unjonharley » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:38 pm

Even if you can assure "your" feathers are secure and will not moop..

A new person seeing your feathers might make there own custom next year..
Not knowing your method..Could make gate problems and the customer some heart ache..

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