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DIY: Feather Hair Cuff

I've been seeing these everywhere and I decided I would try to make my own version of a feather ear cuff. I had a lot of fun making this and I hope you enjoy it! Also this a great gift for any one without pierced ears. 
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Step 1: The Supplies and Tools

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12 Gauge Wire
16 Gauge Wire
22 Gauge Wire
Jump rings
Eyelit pins

Pliers roundtip 
Wire Clippers 
File or Sand paper

Step 2: Shaping the Ear Cuff

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1, To start measure out a six inch piece of 12 gauge wire and clip it.

2. Next Bend the wire to fit around your ear, use your ear as reference. I slowly adjusted the wire as bent it to fit the contour of my ear.  

3.Then bend the excess into a swirl on both ends.  Clip any undesired excess off.

Step 3: Attaching the Jump rings

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1. Thread the 16 gauge wire around the cuff and jump ring. 

2. Wrap the wire around the jump ring and ea cuff several times to secure the ring in place.

3. Clip off any excess and sand down any rough edges.

4. Repeat until all five jump rings are attached.

Step 4: Prep the Feathers

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1. Select the feathers, you'd like to use, then add a small amount of glue to the top of one feather.

2. Then press feathers together and set aside to let dry. 

3. Repeat this step until you have five sets of feathers drying.

Step 5: Wire Wrapping the Feathers

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1. Using the Roundtip pliers bend a six inch piece of 22 gauge wire as shown in the picture.

2. Place your feathers slightly below the loop you created and wrap the wire around the feathers and the base of the loop.

3. Use your pliers to tuck the end of the wire and set completed piece aside.

4. Repeat this step until all feathers are wrapped.
ATatteredCanvas (author) 3 years ago
Thank you so much! I'd love to see your version!
I've been wanting to make my own ear cuff for a while! Thanks for sharing; these are very beautiful!