How to make feather earrings

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How to make feather earrings
You can make simple or elaborate feather earrings just by switching the feathers you are using. (http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-32405468085757_1988_6640066, http://www.jeweledonline.com/jewelryimage/earrings/peacock_earrings.jpg)

Feather earrings sell for hundreds of dollars at some craft fairs and jewellery arenas. However, you can make your own beautiful feather earrings for just a few dollars and about thirty minutes. Make a pair for yourself or for a special friend, then go out and try your unique look in public.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • French hook earrings
  • Fake feathers
  • Small crystal beads
  • Jewellery wire
  • Wire cutters

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select two feathers that are as identical as possible. You can use plain white feathers, short feathers or long, elaborate feathers. Many people like to use miniature peacock feathers for this craft.

    How to make feather earrings
    Miniature peacock feathers are great for this project.
  2. 2

    Wrap a length of wire once or twice around the base of the quill (stem) of each feather. You will need two lengths of wire about 4 inches in length. You will cut off the excess later. When you have secured the wire around the base of the quill, the remainder of the wire should lie parallel to the quill and immediately next to it.

  3. 3

    Thread one or more beads over the wire and the quill. How many beads you use will depend on whether you want the quill to be visible. If you want it to be visible, then use one small crystal bead. However, if you want to make your feather earrings more sparkly, then use more beads. You will do this for each feather.

  4. 4

    Use the remaining wire to secure the now-beaded feather to the loop of the french hook earring. Make sure that when the feather hangs, the front of the feather is facing the same way as your face. You may have to twist the wire to achieve this.

  5. 5

    Trim the remaining jewellery wire. Any left over jewellery wire should be trimmed off using the wire cutters. Now, you are ready to wear your beautiful, custom feather earrings.

Tips and warnings

  • Add more strings of beads or sequins to make your feather earrings more elaborate. Some people actually paint pictures on the feathers.
  • be careful to trim the wire off as close to the earring as possible to avoid scrapes later.

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