A new pastime of mine is definitely “shopping for ideas”. I caught sight of a similar hairclip while accessory shopping that day and immediately thought that it was DIY-worthy and really easy to make. Here goes!
- Jump Rings
- End Clasps
- Lightweight Chain
- Jewellery Pliers
First things first, I’ll like to point out that there are two variations to the feathers available in our local craft stores! You might find that some feathers are softer to the touch and more natural looking while the others look more structured and stiff. It’s really personal preference but I chose to use the softer and organic feathers!
1. Prepare a chain of a suitable length — You might want to use your hair length as a reference. I went with about 20cm. It might be useful at this point to mark out the gaps between where you want the feathers to be the total number of feathers you want to have.
How easy was that? I can think of a thousand variations from this simple feather chain we’ve just made — replace the hairpin with a earhook and you have a glamourous cocktail earring. Or even just pin it behind your ear to give that illusion!
I pictured it to look really bohemian and to go really well with long hair (which both Ros and I unfortunately do not have at the moment, haha). Thus I got the very lovely Veron, my senior in school to model in a couple of photos.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! We’ll love to see your versions!