I was so incredibly impressed by some old photos I saw of indians wearing so much beautiful feather jewelry. Couldn’t resist making a pair of feather earrings! There are lots of feathers to choose from and playing with colored feathers is fun too. My feather earrings are layered with brown feathers in the bottom and then I added a more colorful patterned feather on top.
It just hit me how the design of a dreamcatcher could make great earrings or focal in a necklace… Hey find your space and get your earthy gemstones, beads, leather cords and feathers and let the inspiration do the rest!
Speaking of feather earrings, I found a sweet books about Indian jewelry making: “A Guide to Indian Jewelry of the Southwest.” There is so much inspiration to find from Indian jewelry. Lots of beautiful metal work, feathers and gemstones. The colors schemes are often earthy, which is very appealing.
It’s cool that indians used earrings, both men and women, I like that. The most part of what I know about indians is what I have read and seen on TV or movies. I bet you have some great ideas of your own. There must be many cool exhibitions to see about indians and their history, a great way to get ideas!
I once saw an indian exhibition, I think I was 7 or 8 years old. I was amazed, it was very interesting! We bought some postcards of old indians in black and white. They were so cool.. I wish I had them now, would like to use them to decorate something nice. Guess they’re at my parents house now or something.
Anyway here are my Indian Feather Earrings. Enjoy! I hope this gave you some new ideas for making some Indian jewelry!