John Bead has a wonderful collection of feathers in the catalogue. Peacock feathers are available in so many different formats that I thought I would share them with you.
The masks are truly gorgeous. There are even more in the collection.
Peacock feathers look fantastic combined with flowers. This designer really created a show stopping floral set for this wedding party.
This is a fabulous new necklace designed by Fernando Dasilva. It beautifully showcases the new Second Skin fish leather.
The purples in this necklace work so well together. Rattail, suede and feathers…such unique textures and yet so perfect together!
Purple rattail can be purchased on a large card stock bobbin or on a reusable plastic bobbin. Purple feathers require their own page in the John Bead catalogue. And finally, purple fish leather is available in glossy or suede.
Before John Bead launched their new End Crimps, I really didn’t give much thought to my necklace or bracelet ends. I used a traditional wire wrap or end cap to finish off a rat tail or leather cord. Then I was given samples of these decorative end crimps! They are too pretty to hide so they started to become a feature of anything I was working on.
Last week I was in Paris. I saw a lot of feathers being incorporated into jewelery. This piece I photographed through a window, so it is a little blurry, but as you can see the feather was attached with a traditional end cap. That gave me more than one idea.
Yesterday I pulled out some feathers that I really liked. Why crimp one when you can crimp several at once?
The end crimps make it so easy to create a finished edge. It is ready to use immediately.
All I needed was a few jump rings and these lovely new hook and loop pewter clasps.
My clover end cap is now holding the feathers in place between two Ladhaki beads.
I also tried a very simple feather necklace idea. One feather, one crimp end, one jump ring and a plain silver chain.
I think this may be my favorite version!