DIY FEATHER HEELS
14th June 2012
As soon as I saw the feathered heels at the Peter Som show I knew I would have to have a crack at embellishing my own heels with feathers. I also then spied the Sergio Rossi version
of the feather heels and knew I would be a fool not to give it a try.
This is such a simple project and is quite similar to the fringed heels I made a while ago. It’s best to use a very simple and classic style of strappy heels for this project – pick yourself up a minimalist pair and embellish them with feathers like this project or use fringe, beads, chains and just about everything else.
– A simple plair of black heels – these Tony Bianco black strappy ones are perfect
– around 50cm of black feather trim (I used raven but you can use ostrich if you prefer)
-Two medium sized lobster clasps
– a Thumb Tack – 4 medium sized jump rings
– beading plyers
Steps after the break!
1. First, measure around your ankle with the trim and cut it to size so you have two equal lengths of trim to fit each ankle. Then pierce one end with the thumb tack.
2. Thread one of the jump rings through the hole made by the thumb tack.
3. Add one of the lobster clasps to the jump ring.
4. Use the plyers to close the jump ring.
5. Then, on the other end of the trim, piece the trim with the thumbtack and add a single jump ring, and then close with the plyers.
6. Use the lobster clasps and jump rings to secure the fringe around your ankle.
I layered the feather anklets under the straps of my shoes, but you can easily wear them over the top of some strappy heels or booties. I think these would be perfect for a party, and possibly layered over jeans or leather skinnies.