Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Engagement

I was dreading having to take my sister and her fiance's engagement photos, and kept putting it off until they practically cornered me one night. I didn't want to be at fault if they didn't turn out how they envisioned them... BUT I ended up having a blast. They turned out wonderful and I am happy to say that I am the photographer. Here are some of my favorites.

How to make Feather Earrings

Feathers, feathers, feathers...Everywhere you go you see women with feather earrings. Here is a quick and fun way to get the look without spending a lot. This is just the basic earring, you can have a little fun with it and use other embellishments.

Things you'll need:
  • beading wire
  • earring loops
  • needle nose pliers
  • scissors
  • craft feathers (one of my sisters has a parrot, so I actually used real feathers)
  • First pick out the feathers you want to use. Some craft feathers have long stems so you will need to cut it until just a tiny bit is showing.
  • Next cut the wire to about 10 inches. You will need a lot and you can cut some off if it becomes too long.
  • Next take the wire and make a loop on one end of it. Place it next to the top of the feather. Pinch them together and start wrapping the wire around the feather covering the stem.
  • Once the wire is wrapped, you can secure the end by pinching it to the top of the feather.
  • Next take one of the earring loops, and with the pliers open the ring end.
  • Place the wire loop inside the ring and close using the pliers.
  • Now you have made your first pair!!