Saturday, July 30, 2011

Peacock Feather Earrings

One of the best features of the area where we live is this amazing public square between our library and city hall. It's called Celebration Square and the name truly fits it. Most weekends have some sort of celebration going on, a few weekends ago was Rib Fest, today was Fiesta ng Kalayaan (a Filipino Freedom Festival), tomorrow there is free yoga in the Square. The list just goes on and on. However, I digress. . . back to the point. While standing in line to buy an empanada, because I LOVE ethnic foods, I spot the booth next door that is selling Peacock Feathers and at a very affordable price! Yay! Of course I had to get a dozen.

Now, of course I instantly thought of the peacock feather earrings that I had a few years ago and loved, but lost one while wearing them on a windy day. Well, don't I just happen to have the necessary items and tools needed to make earrings. Booyah Grandma, Booyah!

So, from the picture above, to this:

A friend of mine has just returned from a volunteer stint in Iceland and happened to be with me while at the Filipino festival, so we took a few minutes together making these this afternoon before she had to head out. I don't think we've done anything creative like this together since we were children. And it was a lot of fun. 

Silly me forgot to get her permission to post a picture of her wearing her new earrings that she made, so here's a cropped version that I'm sure she won't mind me sharing:

Don't they look great!

And the best part is, it was such a quick project. They are completed, and I haven't had them on a W.i.P. list. 


Multi-Testing Mommy said...

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StylishHeather said...

Great earrings!
Following you from the Canadian Blog Hop :)