I decided after making the Black and Gold Feather Earrings that I wanted to try making some bracelets to match.
Here’s what you need:
- Black Fimo
- Acrylic Rolling Pin
- Gold Craft Paint ( I used Martha Stewart.)
- DMC Thread in Black and Gold
- Tacky Glue
- Large Gold Crimps
- Jump Rings
- Lobster Clasp
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Round Needle Nose Pliers
Follow the steps in the Black and Gold Feather Earring Tutorial when creating the feather. Make two holes at either end for the bracelet. Baking the feather, I placed it on a rock to get the slight curvature to form to the wrist. Follow the directions as you would for Fimo. Let the feather cool on the rock. Paint the tip of the feather gold. Let dry.
Cut four pieces of black and gold DMC floss for a total of eight strands about 12″ long. Flip the feather over and thread the DMC floss through the the hole and make a loop.
Pull the end of the thread through and tighten the thread around the tip of the feather. Be careful not to pull the thread too tight because it could break the feather. I did this to my first feather.
When you loop the floss through the hole and tighten, your floss will double. Divide the floss as even as you can. I made sure that there was some of the gold floss in each three of the sections.
Braid the DMC floss and make this strand about 2.5″ to 3″. It will all depend on the size of your feather and the size of your wrist.
Cut the floss. Place a little glue on the end of the floss to get all of the ends to stick together. This just helps make sure you can get all of the floss into the crimp. When placing the crimp, you want to place this upside down from the way you think it would go. Crimp the one side with needle nose pliers and then the other.
Open the jump ring and attach it to the end of the the crimp. Then attach the lobster claw to the jump ring. On the other side, attach the a larger jump ring.
There you have it. A great fashion statement!