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« on: February 06, 2012 07:56:34 PM »

Alrighty, so I have had this urge to make some awesome awesome feather earrings, but, i'm not quiet sure how to make them, I don't want them to look like I just glued on some feathers and bam it's done.

http://i43.tinypic.com/dbr2ag.jpg

So, here is a picture, and the things that are attached to the feather...what are those exactly? are they beads you clamp together, or are they findings for feathers or what? BUT I must get some of these, cus they look awesome!

Soo if you know what they are, i'd really appreciate if you told me! Cheesy

Thanks a ton!
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012 08:06:22 PM »

It's hard to tell for sure, but those look a lot like the tips you use for leather and cording to attach them to a clasp. They're called "cord ends", if I'm not mistaken.

Try this link.

Here's one in copper that looks fairly similar to that shown in the picture you provided above http://www.fusionbeads.com/shop/product/58661/

Good luck with your project!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012 10:22:41 AM »

The ones in your pic are the glue-in type (not the squeeze, etc, type) of end caps for cording, although you could use the other kinds too.

Here are some pics and sources:
https://www.google.com/images?q=cord+end+caps+glue+in
https://www.google.com/search?q=cord+end+caps+glue+in


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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012 03:09:26 PM »

Oh my, you guys are soo awsome! They are exactly what I needed. Thank you guys so much!

I have another question about another type of bead/finding...
It goes through a bead but is metal and you can attach it to a say earring hook. like this
http://i41.tinypic.com/skumok.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012 03:15:08 PM »

Oh my, you guys are soo awsome! They are exactly what I needed. Thank you guys so much!

I have another question about another type of bead/finding...
It goes through a bead but is metal and you can attach it to a say earring hook. like this
http://i41.tinypic.com/skumok.jpg

You're very welcome.

The finding in that earring is called a "headpin".

Good luck with your jewelry making!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012 04:51:24 PM »

Ahhh! Thank you again!
Do you make jewelry also? You seem to know a lot about the components of it at least.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012 11:07:53 AM »

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It goes through a bead but is metal and you can attach it to a say earring hook. like this
http://i41.tinypic.com/skumok.jpg

That's a long-ish "head pin," which in this case has been threaded through a vertical hole in the disk bead.  Where the shank had emerged from the top of the hole, it was trimmed down to about 3/8" or so in length, then curved into a loop--probably with a pair of round-nose (rosary) pliers.  
That looped end is then the same thing as an "eye pin," but an eye pin has only the already-made loop on one end of the shank, not a small flat "head" like a head pin.  So, eye pins can be purchased or they can be made at the end of any straight wire; head pins can be made too but not as easily or neatly.
head pins:
https://www.google.com/images?q=head+pins
eye pins:
https://www.google.com/images?q=eye+pins

You can read much more about the various kinds of findings for jewelry, plus making your own, on the Wire page of my site if you're interested:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/wire.htm ... click on the category called Basic Wire Shapes

And there's more on using some of the findings to dangle or connect pieces on these two pages as well:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/jewelry.htm (Connectors)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pendants_cording.htm (Top Loops...esp. for clay for for general info too)

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