Monday, October 18, 2010

How to Make Feather Jewelry Tutorials

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I've made feather earrings before but haven't really done any more for some years. Feathers are tricky to attach - there are many ways to do so. So here are my handpicked free tutorials from the web to help you integrate feathers into your designs!

Real feather jewelry
Jennine Jacob of The Coveted blog's feather jewelry tutorial is a good starting place. Her final earring design is shown above. The instructions are in video format for both earrings and necklace so you should head there.

Sara K Woll did an amazing tutorial on the Craftzine blog. She not only wrote about how you could do basic feather earrings but check out her innovative designs - one is shown here.

If you are not into using wire, the Carotte and Lychee blog's feather earring tutorial uses cord ends. Check it out and see the easy steps.

Clever Nesting's  pendant tutorial uses yet another technique by attaching the feather to an headpin. The peacock feather makes for a super focal!

Laurence S on Cut Out and Keep also wrote a peacock earrings tutorial with accompanying video. Her method is to pierce a hole in the feather's quill to fit a jump ring.  Note that she does not cut the quill close to the feathery part until after piercing. The quill will likely split if you do.

A totally different approach is the use of bias tape to attach several feathers. Check out Robbin Melton's richly feathered jewelry set tutorial on HGTV's site.

The instructions of these peacock earrings tutorial by Miu on Cut Out and Keep are minimal but you'll get the drift.

How about dressing up a pvc pipe bangle with feathers? That's exactly what Chica and Jo did with their tutorial. Via

Check out Fire Mountain Gems' resource called A Flight of Fancy - how to be-feather accessories. There are tips as well as inspirational designs such as this one.

Faux feather jewelry
Not keen on ticklish feathers?  Then try faux feather designs. This awesome leather and bead earring tutorial is by How to something.

This felt and crystal Pretty Peacock earring design by MjistheBOMB on Cut Out And keep is a version of the original tutorial by Kimberly K.

Other feathery posts:
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 



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  1. Have been collecting feathers from my prettiest hens to do a hairpiece - google feather tutorials and here you are - can't believe I missed this post it is great too - peace