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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!


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

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

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

    Flounces & Hubbub

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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:

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

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

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

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

    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!