What a dreadful day weather wise! I don't think it stopped raining for more than a few minutes all day! Mind you it did give me some inspiration for this week's project. I was watching a dove in the back garden this morning and as it started to rain it fluttered away. As it flew it dropped one of it's feathers and it reminded me of a project I did a long time ago using heavy interfacing. It struck me that it would work just as well with the plastic milk container I needed to use so here it is..................
A pair of feather earrings made from a recycled milk container!
- A 2l plastic milk container
- Large 'wool' needle
- Jump rings and earring wires taken from some broken jewellery
- Jewellery pliers
1. Cut off the top and bottom of the container, remove the label and cut open the middle piece to create a flat sheet.
2. Cut out 2 larger feather shapes and 2 smaller ones. Then with sharp scissors, cut small slits (about 1mm wide down each side. Then using a wool needle score lines on the back to add detail and shape the feather.
3. Now pierce a hole through the top of each feather and using the jump rings attach one large feather and one small feather to each earring wire.
There we have it a fab pair of earrings suitable for all occasions!