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instantkarma
« on: May 16, 2008 10:33:44 AM »

Hi there!

I bought some lovely peacock feathers and some earring hooks to make some earrings, but I'm stumped as to finding the best way to put the two together. Does anyone have a tutorial for peacock feather (or just plain feather) earrings? I would appreciate it. Thank you! <3
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008 09:45:11 AM »

I have made these, although I don't have a tute per say, or even pics to show.
but it was SUPER easy, so I'm sure I can explain it well enough.
So , holding the feather with the colourful side pointed downwards, first I peeled off the fringe of feathers, at the top that I didn't want as part of the earring. That left a long white-ish flat 'stick' with a bulbous feathery part at the bottom.
then cut the top of the 'stick', leaving about 1 inch of bare stick above the feathery part. Then slice part of that flat stick off - making the stick thinner adn more maleable, but still with enough structural strength to stay together.
Put a crimping bead on to the stick, adn slide it down to the feathery part. Pass the end of the end of the stick back through the crimping bead, leaving a loop. Crimp.
Now you just need to attach your earring hardware by the loop you created. Voila!

if this is not clear pm me and I'll make you some pics:)
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instantkarma
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008 09:53:01 AM »

Thank you! That's about the method I decided to use, but I thought there might be a trick to it I was missing. I appreciate it! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 08:29:47 AM »

Not peacock feather earrings but you get the general idea just the same.................................. http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/356/how_to_make_native_american_crafts.html
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Hypnotic
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008 09:40:45 AM »

Thank you. That will at least get me off and running.
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