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MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • 5-8 54-inch long laces (faux suede, repurposed leather, or woven)
  • Large feathers (faux, vintage, or found)
  • Clear nylon thread
  • Large beads
  • Needle that can go through your beads

STEP ONE

Take you laces and tie them together in a knot at one end, (we recommend you start with five if you are a novice braider-weaver, but the more laces you weave, the more secure your feathers will be in your band).

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STEP TWO

Weave the laces into a strap. (Note that the color and order of your laces will determine the pattern of your strap.)

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STEP THREE

Tie off the end of your strap with a square knot.

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STEP FOUR

Wrap the end, covering the knot, with two lacing ends, wrapping in opposite directions. Again, rie off the end of the wrap with a square knot. Your band is now complete.

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STEP FIVE

Lay out the feathers in the order you want them, then weave them into the back of your band.

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STEP SIX

Lay out your beads in the order you want them in. Using a needle and nylon thread, stitch the beads on the headband, securing them with a knot on the backside at the beginning and end. The headdress is complete. Enjoy your new wings!

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