What You’ll Need:
- Feathers: For these earrings, we are using just two feathers to keep things simple, but you can add more of different sizes if you like. Bags of feathers can be found easily at your local craft store, usually near the pompoms and glues.
- Feather clamps: These are your key to easily creating feather jewelry of any kind. Find them in the jewelry making section of your local craft store, near the jump rings, chains, connectors and so forth.
- Jewelry Pliers: Use a pair of round-nosed jewelry pliers for this project. The round tips help to prevent scratching and denting your work.
- Chain: You can buy a length of chain at the jewelry store, but the cheapest route is to salvage a chain from an old broken necklace. If you don’t have your own old necklace ready to be recycled, check the thrift store for donated jewelry.
- Earring hooks: I bought a pack of earring hooks a year ago and I still have yet to use them all. You can really get a lot of these for cheap. Be sure to purchase nickel-free if you have an allergy or are uncertain of who will be wearing these.
- Jump rings: These are little metal rings that can be opened, used in jewelry to attach things. They come in lots of sizes and are easily found in the jewelry making section of your craft store. I harvest mine from old jewelry to save a few bucks.
- (Optional) Beads: I added a single bead here with a jump ring. You can add a bead or leave your earrings as-is, letting the feather take the stage.
Once you’ve got what you need, let’s get started…