DianaHM Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 440 Answers
August 25, 2021
These earrings are distinguished by their feather shape and laconic design. I used a piece of velvet fabric and copper wire from an old transformer, so it cost almost nothing.
Total Time: 40 Minutes + time for the glue to dry
wire 0.8 mm diameter, I used copper wire from an old transformer
2 jump rings
2 earring fish hooks
mat or piece of board
pliers and wire cutters
Draw a feather on the cardboard and cut it out. This will be the template.
Place the velvet fabric on a flat, hard surface. Place the template on top and circle the template with a pen. Cut the feather out of the fabric. Flip the template in a mirrored position and cut another feather from the fabric. The two fabric feathers should match when overlapping with the right side out.
Cut another pair of fabric feathers.
Glue the pairs of feathers together with the right side out. Let them dry well. Reapply the template and trim the edges.
Make holes with an awl at the top of the feathers.
If you are using copper wire from an old transformer, carefully scrape off the coating with scissors and polish.
Cut two pieces of wire 2.5 times the length of the feathers. Bend the wire in half. Insert the ends of the wire into the fabric feather hole from opposite sides as shown in the photo. Pull the ends of the wires to form a loop on the inset of the fabric feather. Bend the wires in the middle of the fabric feather like a template on both sides. Cut off the excess.
Do the same with the second feather.
Add the jump rings to loops. Attach the earrings to the fish hooks. Your feather earrings are ready.