All the way back in October of last year I had privilege of making a Indian Princess Headband (with feathers and everything) for a gal in New York. As part of the design, she requested a small turquoise bead in the center of some feathers, and I was happy to oblige. In fact I had so much fun being extra creative that when it was all said and done I had a swell of pride in what I created(does anyone else feel that?). But, I was left with a bunch of feathers(because you can never just buy a few) and an almost complete string of turquoise beads. What's a girl to do? Make some awesome earrings(feel free to bust out a karate kick here).
You absolutely need zero jewelry making skills to complete this project. You do however need the following supplies:
2 round flat backed beads(with holes) found at Michael's
2 earring posts(mine are surgical steel size 10) found at jewelry store
2 feathers around the same size(small to medium is best) found at Michael's
Take your posts and smear a good amount of glue on it, make sure you get the edges. Let it tack up a little before putting it on the back of the bead.
Ok, if your bead is slightly round at the edges then a smaller post back will work just as well.
Now place the post back on the center of the bead. Let it sit for a bit to harden.
How cute and simple is that! Seriously, if you just want some cute little post earrings then stop here.
If you want to add a little bohemian bling and your not sick of the feather trend then the next steps are for you. Proceed.
|can you see the glue? look closely.|
Take your cute little feathers and de-fluff the top of the quill. Leave enough quill to fit nicely into the bead's hole. Add a generous amount of glue all around the quill.
Now pop that baby in the beads hole! Allow to dry and I would highly recommend adding a tiny bit of glue in the hole on the other side of the bead.
20 minutes from start to finish.
Allow to fully cure before wearing. I put mine on after 2 hours.
Now make a pair for every outfit! Ha.