I love feathers in jewelry, and with Thanksgiving coming up, it just seemed appropriate to share these. If you're new to jewelry making, don't be scared! Simple projects like this one will boost your confidence and turn you into a pro in no time. Also, if you need some extra help, Bev from Flamingo Toes has a whole section for jewelry tips that will explain any basics you have questions about.
Feathers add a fun, tribal edge to outfits, and you can find a number of different patterns and colors at your local hobby shop. Add different colored beads or other embellishments to make them your own!
Want to make some for yourself?
Crimping Your Feathers:
ONE: first, choose the feathers that you'd like crimped and one crimp bead.
TWO: insert the end of the feathers into your crimp bead, and use your flat nose pliers to press each side down to contain the end of the feathers.
THREE: here is what your finished crimped feathers should look like.
ONE: insert a jump ring through the hole of the crimp bead (but don't close it yet!) Repeat for your second set of feathers if desired.
TWO: insert your bead onto your headpin and then, using round nose pliers, wrap your wire around your pliers to make a loop
THREE: insert your bead through your jump ring, add your earring hooks, then close your jump ring and you're done!
I hope you enjoy your new earrings! With the holidays coming up, these would also make a quick, stylish gift.
If you're looking for more easy jewelry tutorials, check out these past projects:
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