MilSpouse Pin-Worthy Projects: Macramé Feather Earrings
Macramé Feather Earrings
Guest Author: Bianca Sierra
One of the best things about macramé is its versatility. You can use it to create gorgeous, intricate, large scale wall hangings, as well as cute and fun keychains. Today, I’ll teach you how to create an easy, but very popular item: feather earrings.
Step 1: Gather your materials. You’ll need scissors, a comb, cord/string, earring hardware, and a setting spray. Earring hardware is typically available at your local craft store, but there are also cheap options online. Setting spray is also at craft stores, but household hairspray will do the trick, too.
Step 2: Thread one long cord through your earrings. This will be the length of your earring. It’s always best to start big, and trim down from there.
Step 3: Fold a cord in half and place it under the long string, perpendicular.
Step 4: Fold another cord in half and place it on top of the long string, perpendicular. Both of your folded cords should be on top of each other, but facing opposite directions.
Step 5: Thread the open cords through each loop and pull tight. Repeat this step 4-6 times, until you get your desired size of earring.
Step 6: Brush out the cord with a comb, then trim it to your desired shape and size. Hold onto the last knot of your earring as your brush, to prevent it from slipping off the long cord.
Step 7: Spray to stiffen the cord. All done!
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