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Carved Feather with Hemp Bail

About this design:

I wanted to create an earthy centerpiece for my necklace by using hemp to create a bail. I loved how it turned out, you could also use waxed cord.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need hemp and a carved feather.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
I cut 8" of hemp, I always cut extra just in case. Feed the hemp through the hole of the feather and create a loop.
Step 2:
Next, start wrapping the hemp tail around until the top of the feather is covered. Then knot that tail with the other end on the back side. Using a little dab of glue will make this bail more durable.

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Elegant simplicity!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Very pretty Andrea.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    I love this! It’s somehow elegant and earthy at the same time.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Great idea with a natural look!

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Oh wow! That’s beautiful! Love it!

  6. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you!

  7. Meemee2
    Meemee2 says:

    Love the simplicity

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