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.
With some scrap or leftover scrapbook paper, draw two feather outlines. This can be whatever size and length you feel comfortable with.
They don’t have to be exactly the same. Just like real feathers, no two are the identical.
Take some complementary washi tape. Don’t go for something too matchy, just something that would go well with your scrapbook paper.
Using a jewelry hook as a guide, measure double its length.
The wire hook will become the spine of the feather.
Fold the washi tape over to sandwich the wire in the middle.
Get your handy dandy craft knife. You will need this to make feathers out of the washi tape.
Randomly cut and slice either side of the spine to feather the washi tape.
Clean up the slices, so you end up with cleaner cuts.
Lay out all your pieces. Youll need some earring hooks and jump rings to hold everything together.
Stack your washi feather over your paper cutout, and join with a jump ring. Attach the two to your earring hooks.
All done! Happy Crafting!