Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Feather Earring Tutorial

Hey everyone! 

I have been seeing a lot of feather earrings or feathers places and I thought 'hey, I want to do that!'  And it turns out, I can do that!  So ran to my local Auchan (like a WalMart but not cheap, nothing here is cheap) and got some supplies I needed.  Okay, so all I bought were the feathers and wire.  I think it would have been pretty to get mulit-colored feathers or something else, but these are what they had and I didn't have the patience to go anywhere else.  So here is what you need:

  1. Feathers
  2. Earring hooks
  3. wire
  4. Connecting circles (don't know the real name, sorry!)
  5. Optional - I used the pearls from my other broken necklace for a middle. You could probably do without though. 
So I hope that explains it well.  You are basically tying the feathers together and making the hoop for attachment at the same time.  Once that is done, attach everything.  I love this next picture. Pretty self explainitory, right?
Feather + Pearl + hook = Earring!  Voila!

Yes, my eyes are red. No I don't do drugs. I have kids. Boys, at that.
Unfortunately, this is the only pic I have of my wearing them so far.  They are also in my makeup tutorial here.  I thought we I was being funny by trying to make the same face as he was.  {Not successful}

So, what do you think?  Now I have one pair of earrings and three full bags of feathers left.  What to do with the feathers?  Any suggestions?


MiMi said...

CUUUTE!! They look awesome. And your babe is adorable.
Make more earrings and start an Etsy shop. :)

Nav said...

OMG! This is exactly what i have been looking for.....great job! they look amazing on you!

Hey! I was so happy to see your 30X30 outfits up :)

Jayna Rae said...

Very cute! Feathers are so fun to work with.

Liberty said...

I agree with MiMi!! You should also make a matching bracelet or necklace.... That would be quite stunning!!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

the circle things are called jump rings :)

PS i was amused by the picture!! haha

Jennifer said...

Love them!! And love you're recycling!!
Aw...what a Hunkie you have! Fun pic!
Can't wait till Saturday!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Your feather earrings are so cute! Add to that your cute son. Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thanks for dropping by & linking your great tutorial. Three Item Thursday Link Party is for creations made from 3 specific items for that week. However, my Sunday blog bash K.I.S.S. is for linking up all great ideas! Hope this isn't too confusing, in the end I am just happy you dropped by and shared your creativity. :)

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