|Feathers in Jewelry
Feathers are seen on many types of jewelry. Designers are applying feathers to earring, bracelet and necklace designs in a variety of ways. Feathers are layered to create colorful mosaics or banded designs. While some designs are less structured and include materials such as metal wire-wrapping, chains and large chunky gemstone beads as counterweights.
Feathers on Hair Accessories
Feathered barrettes and headbands, often referred to as fascinators, along with bobby pin clips are creating quite a resurgence. Designs ranging from structured and vintage-inspired to freeform bohemian styles are worn everyday, as well as for special occasions and weddings.
Feathers on Clothing
Feathers are also being used to adorn clothing by being hand sewn onto skirts and dresses or skinny-strapped chemise tops and cardigan necklines. Feathers can be a bright spot of wispy color along hemlines or add interest to single-shouldered necklines. Elaborate rosettes of feathers are also glued or sewn into concentric circles, creating a cameo-style medallion on skirts and jacket lapels.
Create unlimited combinations when mixing and matching feathers from different birds with a wide array of colors and patterns. Feathers can be coordinated with vivid gemstone and crystal beads and precious metal chains and beads. You can also add gravity to featherweight designs with chain dangles and charms.
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|We would like to share some of the customer comments we received in response to the article, "A Flight of Fancy," featured in a newsletter. Please keep in mind that the comments expressed below are those of our customers and do not reflect the views of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.|
"Hi. I thought an article on feathers was a great idea, but is there any possibility of adding information on how to clean them/care for them? Thanks!"
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