Friday, 7 June 2013

festival feather leather earrings

Nomadic Festival Fashion is a hot hot topic now the sun is out. Here is a quick, no-sew project to cover all current trends.

You will need
  • 10 x 20 cm coloured leather
  • Fabric paints in various bright colours
  • Metallic gold spray paint
  • Drop earring loops
  • Pliers
  • Some broken jewelry for decoration
  • Hole punch
  • Dressmaking scissors
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Pencil

How to do it
  1. Draw a feather template roughly 10 x 4 cm on a piece of paper. cut out
  2. Draw round and cut out two shapes from your leather
  3. Get creative! paint on a bright splash of colour down the centre of your feathers. leave to dry
  4. For a finishing flourish, spray the rounded top end of the feather gold. leave to dry
  5. Punch a hole in the top of the feather for your earring loop to go through. and snip the sides in a herringbone style, make sure when you reach the lowest point you dont snip too close to the centre.
  6. Attach your earring loop. (you may need to add an extra link in a chain from a broken necklace) and for added festival glamour, incorporate a few bits of broken jewelry and chains.

Fabric and provider:
leather: Borovicks, Berwick Street, Soho
earring loops from Creativity, Worrall Rod, Bristol

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