Make: Feather Earrings

Friday, August 3, 2012



What you need: Feathers | Floral tape | Fishing line | Beads | Earring hooks

These feather earrings are really simple to make and you can use the basic of the tutorial to make other feathery goods. You can get beautiful feathers at most craft stores, I often get loose feathers in bags that have a variety to mix and match. The floral tape can be purchased at a floral shop or online - it works really great to hold the feathers in place. I like to wind a couple rounds over the feathers first to make sure they are in the place I want them. Then I just take a small piece of fishing line and and fold it over to make a loop. Place the ends of the fishing line on top of the feather ends wrapped in the floral tape and wrap some more around the ends, making sure you have about a half inch of your loop sticking up outside of the tape warpping. I like to use beads to finish it off, not only as decoration but to give the earrings some weight. You can also attach them to bobby pins and use them in your hair.  Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. OMG! This is so awesome! And so easy! I'm going out to bet earing hooks this weekend! I have so many feathers and was just needing new earrings.

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    1. it IS so easy. i had been wanting to use some feathers i had but couldn't figure out how to get them to stay together and lay nicely. then i had a flashback to my friends wedding and all those bouquets and that's when the floral tape popped in my mind! i will be looking for pictures on your blog ; )

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  2. What a great craft! Kind reminds me of making fishing Lures too! They're beautiful!

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    1. haha! i thought that exact same thing as i was writing the instructions!

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  3. Very fun. I love your tutorial. These would look great with the new dress I just bought!

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  4. Love your photos - it seems so easy.
    Leigh

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  5. How pretty! And so simple! I like the idea of putting them in my hair, I will have to try this.

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  6. These came out great. My Mother-in-Law makes crafts similar to these and I'm going to share them with her.

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  7. My girls are going to love these! I'm going to show them your post. Thanks!

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  8. Seriously how cute are these. I have a whole arrangement of feathers on my dining room table. My girls call it the bird! :)

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  9. Very nice, love simplicity, the shiny is great. Wonderful jewelry idea. 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.
    wedding-earrings

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