Duck Tape Feathers and Beads Necklace

Hello, sweet friends! I figured I’d switch things up a bit and share a fun and simple-yet-trendy jewelry project with you today.

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It’s not often I make a piece of jewelry with a dress in mind, but I happened to find this sweet sundress and was in Hobby Lobby the same day and saw they had Duck brand Duct Tape on clearance. I remembered a recent blog post by Jennifer Priest showing how to make the feathers and thought the color combo would be perfect for a unique jewelry piece to match the sundress. Jennifer shows you quite well how to make them if you’re interested. (click HERE for the details) I will note that just clipping the feathers didn’t leave enough dimension for me, as they don’t really stay ‘feathered’, so I cut away a few pieces here and there.

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It’s a great piece for the summer heat as the feathers truly are feather weight, and the natural stone beads are feel cool on your neck.

Materials used:

  • Cousin Jewelry Basics beads & findings
  • Additional beads by: Nicole, Bead gallery, Jesse James & co, and misc.
  • Duck Tape
  • JLP Products Fashion Burlap Duct Tape

Wondering what to do with the left over Duck Tape? You can find dozens of projects on duckbrand.com

I hope to be back soon to show you a neat new technique I learned at the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-D.Ann

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Na’vi Inspired Choker and Jewelry

I have a surprise for you today… It’s not often I post jewelry, but a friend took me to Cirque de Solie’s Toruk and I whipped up some Na’vi inspired jewelry to wear to the event and I thought you might like to see it:

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I had some burl wood earrings, so I just added feathers. A quick bit of macrame work and a few natural looking beads made a great Na’vi inspired choker. Some time ago I’d made the natural jasper, garnet and agate necklace and I made a pair of natural looking bracelets out of two antique buttons sewn to hairbands.

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The show was amazing as Cirque productions always are. Not as much acrobatics as normal because this was more like a play mixed with some acrobatics, but the special effects were AMAZING. You really believed the stage was flooded with water at one point. The costumes were out of this world!

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It’s going to take me a couple of days of rest to recuperate from the outing, but it was quite enjoyable!

I’m going to put these in Carolyn Dube’s AColorfulJourney.com Let’s Play (Still not hardware craft, but it was crafty play!) HERE

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

-D.Ann

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