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DIY Feather Bracelets

By Kirsten Nunez ; Updated August 23, 2018

Wearing feather jewelry is an excellent way to add a Boho-chic vibe to your ensemble. Thanks to the variety of supplies that craft stores have to offer, you can make your own feather jewelry at home. Inspired by this $23 set of feather bracelets by Zara, this tutorial will show you how to add feathers to metal bangles. The best part is that each bracelet costs only about $6 to make.

Line the inside of the bangle with glue. The amount of glue necessary depends on the number of feathers you want to use. If you want to line the entire bracelet with feathers, apply glue along the entire bangle.

Tip

Some brands of jewelry glue dry quickly. For best results, apply the glue at small intervals. Alternate between adding feathers (Step 2) and glue to ensure that the glue does not dry up before you bring in the feathers.

Warning

Always work in a well-ventilated area when using jewelry glue. If you can, work outside.

Add the feathers on top of the glue. Remember, the "front" of each feather should be facing down. Gently press each feather into the glue to secure.

Let the bracelet dry in a well-ventilated area. Once the glue is completely dry, your new bracelet is ready to adorn your wrist.

Feathers in neutral colors are ideal for creating a natural, bohemian look. For a more edgy version, use feathers in a bright color such as turquoise or maroon. You can find craft feathers in a wide variety of colors at your local craft store.

Not sure where to find metal bangles? Check out flea markets, thrift shops, and the jewelry section of craft stores. You can also find them at stores such as Forever 21 and H&M. All of these options are great sources for finding inexpensive metal bracelets.

About the Author

Kirsten Nunez is a lifestyle writer and author focusing on crafts, recipes, and health. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, she published a craft book, "Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion." She lives in New York.