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kitty1256
« on: August 09, 2006 11:40:43 AM »

Hey!  I am about to make some peacock feather earrings.  The feathers i have have these black tape-like ends on them.  Do I leave those on, or take them off and then poke a hole though the end?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006 05:49:27 PM »

my personal inclination would be to do some sort of wire wrap around the top rather than poking a hole.  then you wouldn't see the black tape anyway
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006 05:53:45 PM »

also, if you do that, i would go with copper or gold to mirror the same metalic colors in the feather.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006 06:19:41 PM »

hmmm....too bad i already poked holes!  haha.  then i had to put glue on the top to fix my broken "stems".  oh well.  my bf says they look silly on me anyway.  oh well.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006 06:24:50 PM »

 Cry  don't listen to boys.  they don't know what they're talking about.  these would've been super-chic!  better luck next time.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006 06:37:07 PM »

Cry  don't listen to boys.  they don't know what they're talking about.  these would've been super-chic!  better luck next time.

oh...they worked out.  i'll wear them some time and i know he will like them.  he just doesn't like the concept.  he was like "it is like having a rabbit foot hanging from your ear".  and i was like...um...not exactly....
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 07:26:05 AM »

Honestly, My b/f was like this about this pair of earrings I have that are gold chains with gold feathers.  He thought they were ridiculous.  Now he loves my various pairs of feather earrings.  At least that's what he tells me.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006 08:21:38 AM »

Haha.  boys are dumb.  my boyfriend doesn't like a lot of things when i first wear them, but after awhile, he realizes that they are cute.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2006 12:30:51 AM »

Hi. One trick with peacock feathers is to trim them with sharp scissors around the last colored ring so they aren't so big and shaggy. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2006 04:08:48 PM »

they would look so good with a dangly stone (like a tear drop) in front of them on a wire wrap which could be the wrap for the top of the feather as well. if you are using silver wire you could even extend it to be the ear hook part. it doesn't matter if you poked holes already, you'd wrap around that bit anyhow.
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