Wednesday, May 29, 2013

the DIY: STRING FEATHER NECKLACE

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To make this necklace, you will need:
- Embroidery Thread/String
- Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Scissors
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrush
- Wax Paper
- Chain
- Jump Ring
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Cut a strip of Wire, this is 18 gauge.
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This piece is about 4 inches long.
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Curve the end of the wire into a loop.
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Choose whatever colors you want your feather to be.
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Cut strips of your embroidery string about 4 inches long.
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Tie a piece of string around the wire, making the knot right in the middle of the string.
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Repeat over and over with the strings.
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Put the strings and wire on wax paper for easy clean up.
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Brush the strings downward with Mod Podge to create a feather-like shape.
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After the strings have dried a little, turn the feather over and brush again with Mod Podge.
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When the strings have dried, cut them into the shape of a feather and snip off the extra wire.
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Connect the feather to a jump ring and then to chain.
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And you're done!

18 comments:

  1. Omg i loved it, is gorgeous :)
    Evilyn Vondrack, from Vanity Street and Vondrack Vanity Store

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  2. This is such an unique idea! Love it! xx

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  3. Oh what a cute idea. You could use this way to make a feather for lots of stuff.

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  4. What a good idea! I would never have thought of this. It looks great!

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  5. This is so awesome. I'm always wondering what else I could do with mod-podge.

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  6. This is genius! Easy and looks amazing! Definitely trying it out soon! xx

    peanutbutterandchocolate.blogspot.com

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  7. I did something almost like this with slight supply variations. Mod Podge is a good alternative.

    http://blueskyconfections.blogspot.com/2012/05/feather-making-tutorial.html

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  8. That is gorgeous. I love it.

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  9. Great idea! I'll have to try this out!

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  10. Oh wow- this is so much fun! So many fun color possibilities. I would love to link to your tute if you didn't mind.

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  11. This is the exact idea I was looking for: simple and colorful and best of all, FUN. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  12. This is beautiful! The minute I saw these I knew I had to try them...made a few and created a bird mobile for my room: http://roshini-pochont.tumblr.com/post/59769189627

    Thanks for the tutorial! Will be making tons of them in the future :)

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  13. Love anything I can use my Mod Podge for and this gave me an idea to make matching earrings too! ;-)

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  14. Such a cute necklace. What a great DIY project!

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  15. So clever! Did you separate the thread before knotting? And also, how did you stop the thread from sliding off the wire?

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    1. The threads are separated as pictured above, and it doesn't slip because it's dipped in glue. It's not going anywhere (we didn't have a problem with it anyway). I hope it works well for you!

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