Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sassy Feather Earring Tutorial

Maybe I should start calling it "Wednesday Tutorial" instead of Tuesday Tutorial? I just can't seem to get back into the swing of things! But regardless, I have something sassy and fun for you to make today.

source - NBC

The other night hubs and I were watching The Sing Off. I noticed that just about every girl singing had feather earrings on. Now I knew that feather earrings & hair feathers were hip - but I was just amazed that nearly every girl was wearing them on the show. So although the look is a little funky for me, I decided to try it out and see what I could come up with.

And these are what I made! Want to make some of your own? They're really easy and only took about 10 minutes to make. First off, gather your'll need earwires, feathers, wire and chain. That's it! For tools you'll just need pliers and wire cutters. (added info: people have been asking where to find feathers - most craft stores have them. Mine are from Hobby Lobby!)

First off, on one end of the wire, wire wrap a loop with one chain on it. Not sure how to wire wrap? Check out these videos on Google.

Then make a 90 degree angle on your wire right at the end of the wrap. Start wrapping that wire down your feather as far as you want and come back up, all the way to the bottom of the loop (circle). Clip the excess wire. Repeat this with one of the larger feathers at the other end of that chain.

You can wire wrap as little or as much as you'd like. I only wrapped it enough to stabilize it, but you can keep wrapping and wrapping if you want more of the wire to show.

See? So pretty and dainty!

Repeat with the other feathers & section of chain.

Now decide how you want the feathers to fall. Some people might want them to lay evenly, but I wanted the end with the smaller feather to be slightly shorter than the one with the large feather. Open the loop on your ear wire and hook it to a section of your chain. Repeat with the second ear wire and you're all set!

So sassy!!

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  1. Thanks girl! Loils super easy and so funky! I'll be looking for great feathers to make these!!

  2. So cute!thanks for the tutorial, I am going to make some :)

  3. Cute! Those would make great gifts! :)

  4. These are extremely cute! Love 'em! Great tut!


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