If you have read my previous post about the wonderful feathers I had purchased, here is the follow up! :)
I bought rooster hackle the other day from a wonderful shop I found on Etsy.com. If you are interested in the feather fad and you want to make your own, check out their website here : www.moonlightfeather.com or by going to their Etsy shop :BearyBox .
I purchased a set of 12 feathers for 4.75 and shipping was 1.99. I bought them June 3rd, and got an email on June 8th saying :
Order sent :D Thank you for your patience
You can also visit our website www.moonlightfeather.com
Please allow 1 day to be updated online
(Insert USPS Code here haha)
Needless to say, shipping was super fast ( with a home based business I give them a week or so to ship it, They are usually one man show's so you gotta give them a chance). I'd say based on the personal email I got telling me that my order had shipped, that is great customer service. Most companies wont notify you personally, they will have a Paypal notification sent to you saying the status of your order is shipped.
Overall I give them a superstitious seal of approval :)
Alright so on to the nitty gritty! YouTube a ton of videos on making feather earrings. Seriously its that easy. :D I know I'm kind of a YouTube nerd.
Then I went to Hobby Lobby and I bought earring findings, little hoops (to connect the feathers to the chain) and well chain. I also picked up some cute sparrow's and the blue beads I had purchased a while back from Walmart.
I seriously wanted to go with a Pocahontas feel to these, I'm all for the colors of the wind and such. Haha.
First things first! Detail.
I'm in love with the bird. I think it adds a nice touch. I'm also sorry for the messiness of the wires. I actually tried to make them look like that. It looks more Indian(ish) to me. Okay Okay its the "rugged" look. Alright onto the length and the whole earring. Sorry for the picture of the actual earrings by the way! I am using my blackberry at the moment for my pictures so bear with me until I can get a camera that I cant kill!
I am in love with the Natural Grizzly Feathers!
You cant see it here, but at the end of the chain, I put another bead to give the earring more weight. These earrings are so light! I went with an earring back called a Kidney Wire. Which by the way I might go back and get a different set, I love the style (because I feel like they wont fall out) but the ones I have right now don't seem sturdy enough..
All in all; I love them. I'm so glad I talked myself into making my own. I hope I inspire you to do the same! Plus jewelry making is such a fun hobby! And it saves you money! woop woop for saving money!
If your interested in Jewelry making, I know a very reputable site that will have every thing you will need!
Enjoy Lovelies! :D