Ebay is a wonderful, wonderful place to find all kinds of fun and fabulous stuff to play with.
My bright blue feathers came in on Thursday
and I spent most of my off Friday making feathered hair pieces.
First I started with some brown felt. I picked this one because it reminded me of tooled leather
Then I cut out a shape that sort of looks like a tear drop with one straight end on it. Does that make sense??
Then I glued on the feathers using a hot glue gun in the arrangement I wanted
Once I covered all of the felt, I took some vintage clip on earrings or brooches and reconstructed them for these pieces
After I took them apart I glued them where I wanted them to be on the hair piece. Keep in mind this was my very FIRST attempt at doing this.
After I am done with the jewels I glue the alligator clip to the back of the hair piece
Trim off any extra felt that you see overlapping the clip or on the front of the hair piece.
Here is another one I made.
The more I do these the more I can experiment and play with them. I really love making these and can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the vintage jewelry I found.