Fun With Feathers
Added Nov 26, 2012
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This knotted necklace with feather outshines the top underneath.
3 different cords, Ø approx. 1 cm (3/8 in): each 1.20 m (48 ins) long. 20 feathers, approx. 10 cm (4 ins) long, in various colours. 1 necklace clasp (Rayher). Cotton tape, 2 cm (3/4 in) wide: 0.20 m (8 ins). Approx. 25 gold-coloured rings, Ø 1.2 cm (1/2 in). Gold wire. Sewing thread.
Lay the cords next to one another and mark the centres. Slide the rings over the upper cord and place the rings in the centre of the cord. Hand-sew the centres of the cords together, 10 cm (4 ins) long. On both sides of centre, knot cords loosely together, 3 times, leaving small spaces between knots. On each end of cords, wrap wire around all three cords, then slide wire ends into wrapped end. Attach necklace clasp to cord ends. Cut cotton tape into 2 equal pieces and fold each piece in half lengthwise. Lay upper ends of 10 feathers into each folded tape, placing feathers next to one another. Sew feathers to tapes, varying the lengths slightly. Lay tapes with feathers under centre of necklace and sew in place.