DIY Feather and Leather Necklaces!
Before we begin, I feel like I need to address the bangs.
I got them "trimmed" yesterday. Quite, quite trimmed. :o) Poor Paige's are even shorter, but somehow she still looks as cute as anything. Anyway, so before anyone asks me if I trimmed my own bangs: no, I didn't. Maybe I should?
Let's move on.
I made necklaces, guys! I really love how they turned out, so I wanted to share the process for those of you who are inclined to make things of this sort. If you've never made jewelry before then you're probably afraid of it. (Right?) Don't be afraid! You've got this. It's actually easier than sewing.
I am loving the feather thing, so I've been meaning to figure out a way to add one to a necklace. And I love little leathery things, too, so I made a little frayed accent and attached it to a necklace as well. They were both super simple and quick. And also, they rhyme. So that's kinda cool.
1. Thread the hollow shaft through a medium sized bead. (Pull off a few of the fluffy after feathers if necessary)
2. Thread a headpin (don't be scared, it's just wire with a flat end, you can get them almost anywhere that sells beading stuff. Walmart, Joann's...)
Done! Pretty. :o)
1. Cut three small squares that are each gradually shorter than the last.
Again, if you've wanted to try making jewelry, but are intimidated, please try! It's not difficult, and making simple necklaces like these is a great place to start. Supplies are available at most craft stores. In fact, if your Walmart has a craft dept. they should carry anything you need, so you can pick it up while buying toilet paper and dog food! :o) Always nice.
Enjoy, dearest friends!
Have a great start to your week!