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Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson

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A quick look around will tell you that feathers are fashionable and trendy! In this step-by-step tutorial, Linda Peterson shows you how to make feather earrings using guinea feathers, chain and teardrop beads. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Linda’s super cool Polka Dot Feather Earring YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Guinea feathers – any color (I purchased a hair clip with lots of feathers)
Chain in length of choice
Earring wire
Jump rings
Black tear drop beads in size of choice
24 gauge Artistic Wire in non-tarnish silver
Jewelry pliers
Round nose pliers
Jewelry wire cutters

Linda Earrings 1 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Remove feather(s) from chain. If using purchased feathers, attach a fold-over crimp bead to the feather.
 Linda Earrings 2 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Cut piece of wire approximately 2-1/2″ – 3″ in length. Slide wire through the hole on the teardrop bead.
Linda Earrings 3 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Move bead to about 1/2″ from one end and bend ends of wires upwards. Hold the jewelry pliers where the bead and wires meet. Twist bead several times.
Linda Earrings 10 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Snip off shorter wire right above the wire twist.
Linda Earrings 11 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Place the concave round nose pliers right above the twist to create a wire loop right above the bead. Wrap the excess wire several times around the twist right above the bead.
Linda Earrings 71 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Cut off excess wire. You will now have a bead drop with a wire loop at the top.
Linda Earrings 8 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Attach feathers, chain and beaded dangle together with a jump ring. Attach ensemble to earring wire.

 


About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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