‘Tis the season for dry skin. And DIY gifts for neighbors and friends. I’ve decided to combat both this year by making some of these: Homemade, peppermint, coconut oil, sugar scrub. I’ve made DIY hot cocoa jars, Anthropologie-inspired snow globe jars and peppermint bark a […]
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This Christmas, in LA, I can’t help but think of a movie I watched a long time ago, called Castaway on the Moon. It was about a man stranded on an island, who with increasing hunger, began to become obsessed with the idea of eating […]
So part two of my pom pom madness!
Pom pom, feather necklaces on a silver leather cording. I love these so much.
These were just as simple to make as the pom pom necklace in my previous post. It just required a little more material and a little more work.
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First I needed to make more pom poms. To find out how I did it, click here. I used Lionbrand yarn in Party. I then bought some feathers, some end crimps, silver leather cording, and tiny 9mm key rings.
To attach the ring to the pom pom, I threaded a piece of yarn through the pom pom, slid the ring on one end and tied a tight knot.
For the feathers, I had to attach an end crimp on the end of the feather. I used regular pliers I found in my husband’s tool box to secure tightly.
I then had to slide the end of the crimp through the tiny key ring. (Exactly like sliding a key through a ring.) This was the most challenging part, but still easy enough. Once done, I put the leather cord through the rings like so:
I love the different color combinations.
To fasten the ends together, I bought a tiny pack of assorted closures. I then put crimps on each end of the cord. Next I put a tiny ring through the crimp on both sides, and then finally a closure on the one ring.
Those little rings just open and close by twisting it open carefully, and closing back together.
The finished product:
And Els …
Wearing handmade mittens by grandma, and a handmade necklace by mom.
And can’t forget, more handmade Christmas presents for Els’ friends.