Monday, November 11, 2013

Easy Feather Earrings


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?

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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.

Finishing:
 
 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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7 comments:

  1. Wow. These are so cute and quick. I haven't made any jewelry before, but this doesn't look so bad. Plus feather earrings would be really light on your ears. Thanks for the great idea.
    With Love,
    Al @ Shaffer Sisters

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  2. These are so great! I love feather anything...going to have to give them a try! Thanks!

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  3. These would be awesome to make for my sister-in-law (who is the queen of beading) :) Thanks for this fun and cute project!

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  4. Those are so pretty and elegant! I like feathers :)

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  5. I love feathers, thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. I love these earrings! I also love the color and style of your hair

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  7. Very nice, love simplicity, the shiny is nice. rattling jewellery plan. Seems like they'd be fairly inexpensive to make, think two teenage grand daughters would love these. Next time I'm in craft store I'll be looking out for the supplies. Great post
    . Glad you had a good break, you deserve it. Sometimes other things like your family, friends deserve to come first before your blog.
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