Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Last year, Mansy and I held a couple washi and paper jewelry workshops. One of the projects we taught were these feather earrings. Since we’ve retired the workshop, at least for now, I thought I’d share the how-to for this with you.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

With some scrap or leftover scrapbook paper, draw two feather outlines. This can be whatever size and length you feel comfortable with.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

They don’t have to be exactly the same. Just like real feathers, no two are the identical.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Take some complementary washi tape. Don’t go for something too matchy, just something that would go well with your scrapbook paper.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Using a jewelry hook as a guide, measure double its length.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

The wire hook will become the spine of the feather.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Fold the washi tape over to sandwich the wire in the middle.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Get your handy dandy craft knife. You will need this to make feathers out of the washi tape.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Randomly cut and slice either side of the spine to feather the washi tape.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Clean up the slices, so you end up with cleaner cuts.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Lay out all your pieces. Youll need some earring hooks and jump rings to hold everything together.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

Stack your washi feather over your paper cutout, and join with a jump ring. Attach the two to your earring hooks.

I Try DIY | Feather Washi and Paper Earrings

All done! Happy Crafting!

September 10, 2014

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