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customizable earring, as seen on celebs like Lucy Hale in seventeen magazine! make your own now!
As seen on celebs like Lucy Hale (in Seventeen Magazine) these Edge of Urge earrings are totally popular right now, with the whole feather craze. So..... of course I had to find out how to make this myself. It seemed pretty simple; a hoop earring with feather, string and charm dangles. What's great about these earrings is that they are totally customizable. Colors, lengths of the dangles, how many dangles, what patterns, what beads, what string etc. are all choices that you can make to come up with a truly original earring, celebrity-style!
Plus, why spend $84 on the real deal when you can make one yourself for basically nothing? All that is needed is some wire, string, beads, paper, charms and feathers. Look below for the full tutorial!
AS SEEN ON MY BLOG quietlioncreations.blogspot.com

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  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1: Gather materials. You will need wire (I just used a basic craft wire, but if you have sensitive ears use sterling silver because this hoop will be going through your ear. I'd say like a 22 gauge wire or so?), some embroidery floss, some hemp or other cool string, feathers (don't worry, no birds were harmed. these are synthetic), some charms, ribbon ends and some seed beads. I used size 11 seed beads and size 8.

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2: Crimp the ribbon ends to the ends of the feathers, making sure you crimp nice and tight so they are secure. I used three feathers, breaking into two groups. Take a piece of your wire, 4" or so, and wrap around the neck of a nail polish bottle to create a nice circular shape. Cut a little past where the ends meet.

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3: Make a small loop with the end of a roundnose pliers at one end of the wire. Loop the wire as seen in the middle picture, then bend the loop flat so it follows the curve of the wire (third picture).

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the wire with a regular pliers about .5cm from the other end, and bend straight up to form a 90 degree angle. Your loop is complete.

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 4: Set the loop aside. Make your first dangle; I deconstructed the embroidery floss into three individual threads, then braided them to a 3" braid. If you want yours to be longer or shorter, braid accordingly. Also, you could use three different color threads for a cool tye-dye look. I added three beads and a charm to the end, then brought my thread ends back up through the beads, and knotted at the top of the beads.

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 5: Thread the other end of your braided dangle through a crimp, then back again to create a loop. Without crimping yet, add it to the wire loop, pull the thread tighter (but not too tight so it can't move on the loop) and crimp. Cut the ends. Now, this is the time to customize. You can add as many dangles as you want, as many braids, some charm dangles, whatever. I added one more dangle of embroidery floss with 3 size 8 seed beads tied on (this dangle was about 2.5"). I added a crimp to the top and crimped it onto my loop. Then I added my feathers to the other side. Go crazy or keep it simple. It's up to you!

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 6: Create the signature Edge of Urge Cluster Flock feather. I tried to re-create as best as I could without spending 50 hours trying to get it exact. You can do the same; copy my feather or draw your own! The feather measures 3" long and about 1.25" wide. You will need a piece of wallpaper (you know those scraps you can get at Menard's? That's what I used. If you don't have any, you can use cardstock but they won't be waterproof. Or, you can use a piece of thick fabric. Whatever has the best pattern). I drew my feather on the blank side of the paper, and cut it out. Then, I glued it to the blank side again, and cut it out after it was dry, so it was double-sided.

  • How to make a feather earring. Diy Edge Of Urge Feather Earring (Celeb Style) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Last step; Poke a hole through the top of the feather. Add a jump ring, and attach to your earring. Finished!!! To close your earring, press the bent end of the wire up through the loop you created on the other side. It should easily latch.

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liz a.
liz a. · Round Lake Beach, Illinois, US · 5 projects
dumb question, but could this conceivably work with a pair of store-bought earring hooks?
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Anceeej
Anceeej · 2 projects
where did u get feathers?
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Death or Plumbing!
Death or Plumbing! · 1 project
Absolutely love it! Definitely gonna give it a go! Thanks for sharing! ^^ *Mwa!*
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Dani A.
Dani A. · London, GB · 3 projects
Stunning.
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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects
This would look so cute on a hair band!
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Quiet Lion
Quiet Lion · 55 projects
thank you everyone Happy
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Amelia W.
Amelia W. · Rouen, Upper Normandy, FR · 2 projects
I really don't like feathery stuff usually but I just love these! the colours are great.
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Quiet Lion
Quiet Lion · 55 projects
what kind of earrings do/have you wear/worn? Were they nickel free? Were they like 14K gold or silver? I work at Claire's and we pierce ears. So I know all about this!! Happy
Where did you get your ears pierced? Did you clean them 3 times a day, leave them in 6-8 weeks before changing earrings?
A lot of questions; but you may just be allergic to certain kinds of metals, not all earrings. Let me know and I can help!
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
If I were to make this it would have to be clip on... but I don't think that anyone wears those anymore!
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I have a question, I cannot wear earrings because when I get my ears pierced they easily become infected... any suggestions?
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