If you hadn't noticed, I've been in a crafting slump. The other day my younger sister showed me some earrings she wanted to purchase for prom but she didn't like the wooden beads on them. I guess my craft starved mind needed sustenance because before I knew what I was doing, I told her "I'll make you some!"
And I gathered my supplies...
And then decided I'd share the process with you all!
The materials: -feathers -jewelry findings -jewelry pliers -jump rings -spacers or beads -easily bendable wire -sturdy wire* -hoop template*
*These are optional - I made my own hoops because I couldn't find any big enough.
Here are the inspiration earrings. From Asos.
Mark three inches from the tip of the feather. See my earrings? Made those to test this process out :)
Cut on your mark.
After cutting them I stripped the barb about 1/4" from the end.
Cut about 3 inches off of your bendy wire.
Wrap the wire about the end of the feather. I got this technique from Corrine over at Craftovision(yaay, she's back!). Check out the video here to see how do do this.
Here they are, all wrapped up!
Here I took the sturdy wire and used the template to help shape it the way I wanted. Not pictured, I used my jewelry pliers to loop around one end of the wire.
I strung the feathers and spacers on and then looped the other end of the wire.
Connected with a jump ring.
Attached the earring finding and voila!
I sure hope they work for her! I enjoyed making these earrings so much that I ended up making a few other pairs that I'm going to put up in my Etsy store, so if you want to pick some up then you can head over there!
UPDATE: I moved my store from Etsy over to Storenvy! The new store is located at: http://chezlin.storenvy.com/
Also, these earrings are sold out!