DIY Festival Headpiece

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Festival madness has finally calmed down for us here in Byron but seeing all the posts from our northern hemisphere friends still festival side, just makes us want to be a part of it! For those of you still right in the thick of it, we have a feather headpiece that will go perfectly with your tassel kimono stage side or, as I do, just chuck it on with ripped jeans and a white tee for a boho take on weekend casual…
I pulled our jewellery/leather making superstar, Renee, aside in our studio for a quick outtake on how to do it yourself.
You’ll need:
  1. A piece of leather (tan, black or white)
  2. A leather hole punch (buy from hardware store or leather craft store)
  3. Scissors
  4. 2x links off a belcher chain (grab one off an old necklace)
  5. Pliers
  6. 7 feathers (you can choose coloured feathers or natural ones you find in your garden).
  • Cut a piece of leather measuring your head from ear to ear to your required thickness.
  • Pierce 7 holes across the top of the leather  with a leather hole puncher, roughly 1.5 apart from each other .
  • Repeat with the hole puncher along the bottom of the leather, making sure the holes align with one other.
  • Cut two thin straps of leather 1cm in width and 30cm long.
  • Cut a link off of the belcher chain & at one end tuck the thin strap of leather under your head piece and clamp together with belcher chain.
  • Repeat the same at other end.
  • Insert feathers, the largest in the middle and the smaller ones either sides of that, and so on.

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Your masterpiece is complete, go rock it!