|Feather hair clip|
I remember Stevie Nicks' bohemian, gypsy-look from the 70's and the girls wearing feathers in their hair, clipped to their hats, purses, jeans and boots. I wonder how long it will be before the fringe fad kicks in, too? Anyway, I thought I would show you how to make your own feather hair clips. Any local superstore with a craft section should have the feathers, cording, and beads, but you will most likely have to purchase the micro beads at a craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michael's.
NOTE- the feathers at the local superstore are more likely to be pastels rather than the rooster saddle hackles I've used here. I purchased mine online from a fishing supplier.
Feather Hair Clip Supplies
various beads (make sure they fit your cord)
2 - microbeads (used to lock on feathers)
6 - feathers
alligator clip (you can substitute the alligator clip with a metal snap clip if you always wear it in your hair)
Step 1 - cut the cord the length that you want it. Keep in mind the feathers will add to the length.
Step 2 - Attach the cording to the alligator clip; lock it in by folding down the flaps with the pliers.
Step 3- Thread first set of beads onto the cord. Decorative beads first, then the micro bead.
Step 4- Thread the first 3 feathers into the micro bead and clamp it shut with pliers, locking the feathers in place.
Step 5- Pull the decorative beads down to rest on top of the micro bead.
Step 6 - Repeat the process of threading the last beads on near the bottom of the cord.
Step 7 - Thread the final 3 feathers into the micro bead and clamp them in with the pliers.
Step 8 - Pull the decorative beads down to rest on the micro bead. Now you are ready to Rock A Little...(for you who are too young, that is a Stevie Nicks song) with your new feather clip.