Black and Gold Feather Bracelets

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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:

feather bracelets supplies

  • Black Fimo
  • Acrylic Rolling Pin
  • Gold Craft Paint ( I used Martha Stewart.)
  • Skewer/Needle
  • DMC Thread in Black and Gold
  • Scissors
  • Tacky Glue
  • Large Gold Crimps
  • Jump Rings
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Round Needle Nose Pliers

Feather on the Rock

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.

threading feather

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.

pulling thread through

dmc floss tightened

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.

dividing thread

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.

braided feather

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.

crimp

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.

lobster claw

 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!

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Melanie

Comments

  1. renee says

    HI LOVE YOUR WORK AN THE FEATHER BRACELET IS FANTASTIC, HOPE TOO MAKE ONE THANX SO MUCH AM ALSO AT RENEEANDRITA @aol.com found you yeah

  2. says

    I love so many things about this! The color combo, the textures… it’s gorgeous! I just clicked over from Craft Gossip and would love to link to your bracelet in my next Jewelry Roundup if you didn’t mind. Off to explore the rest of your blog!

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