Up-Cycled Peacock Feather Barrette

Up-cycled Peacock Feather Barrette

Have old barrettes or hair combs that need an update? I recently gave an old, worn faux leather barrette new life with the help of polymer clay. 


  • Barrette
  • Polymer clay in your choice of color
  • Makin’s® Clay Roller
  • JudiKins™
  • Craft Knife
  • Clay Blade
  • Sculpey® Bake & Bond Adhesive
  • Clay tool or tooth pick
  • Gold Brillance Ink Pad


  • The clay I used was a blend made with instructions from Suzanne Ivester, The Polymer Chef. You can use any color clay you choose. 
  • Roll the clay to create a sheet about 1/8” thick. 
  • Use your barrette as a template and cut a rectangular piece of the rolled clay that is about 1/4” wider than the barette on all sides.  
  • Apply Bake & Bond Adhesive to top of barrette. Place clay piece over the barrette and smooth the edges downward and under the barrette.  Trim any excess. 
  • Roll clay again to about 1/8” thick. Impress cay sheet with un-inked peacock feather stamp. Trim around the image with craft knife. 
  • Apply Bake & Bond Adhesive to top of barrette. Carefully place feather over top of barrette.
  • Bake according to manufacturer instructions. Let cool.
  • Use clay tool or tooth pick to carefully add Bake & Bond to all the impressed areas of the feather. I worked in sections. Sprinkle with gold tiny glass marbles. 
  • Bake again according to manufacturer instructions. Let cool. Use sponge to add a light touch of gold permanent ink to the outer edges of the feather. 

Designed by Cindi McGee

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