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Phoenix Tears

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Well - they'll be going back to school soon - moping and moaning about it, and once they are back - happy to be with their friends - like a Phoenix arisen anew. ;-)

Earrings like this will certainly make a dramatic statement - unless of course - their school has some major restrictions on the length of earrings. In which case, you could always just keep them for yourself ... .

  1. Select your feathers. I used 3 black and one 1 red per earring. The baby crimps are perfect for feathers - but hold about 4 at the max.
  2. Line up the feathers in the crimps, and fold down one side of the crimp, using pliers, then the other. If there is the end of a feather sticking out - trim it with wire cutters or sharp scissors.
  3. Wire the garnet drop onto the short piece of chain using fine wire.
  4. Add a jumpring to the key charm
  5. Take another jumpring, and add the feathers, the chain, and the key, and the ear wire.
Hardest part of this is hanging onto all the feathers with securing the crimp!

The garnet drop adds quite a bit of weight - so if weight is an issue - just go with the feathers and the charm!




          
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74701014-01 Artistic Wire - 28 gauge Round Wire - Black (Spool)

(to attach the drops)

Price: $ 9.54
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s24139 Chain - 2.5 mm Round Chain - Shiny Black (Foot)

(about an inch in each earring)

Price: $ 3.15
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Qty: 2 s14076 Cubic Zirconia Beads - 36 mm Faceted Ultra Long Drop - Garnet (1) - Discontinued - 30% off!Price: $ 6.49
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78024030-01 Feathers - Coque Hackles - Jet Black (Pack)

(3 per earring)

Price: $ 2.45
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78024027-03 Feathers - Goose Biots - Signal Red (Pack)

(1 per earring)

Price: $ 2.45
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Qty: 2 s30103 Findings - Baby Feather End Crimp - Nickel Plated (24)Price: $ 0.95
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23610890 Findings - Earring - Leverback - Fan Deco - Gunmetal (Pair)Price: $ 0.50
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Qty: 4 22801015-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Gunmetal (10 grams)Price: $ 1.43
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Qty: 2 tc94-2270-13 Metal Charm/Pendant - Skeleton Key - Metal NoirPrice: $ 1.55
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