The earrings on the right are made of cardboard, denim glued to the front and the back, a feather from a feather duster about 2 inches of chain crystal and a finding, which hearts are always big in Western style jewelry.
The silver boots are light weight and I used leather lacing, silver beads and rhinestones to frame the silver boots and silver beads to enhance the design.
These were extremely popular and sold for about $20.
I sold these earrings for $25 and couldn’t make them fast enough to keep up with the demand.
The profit margin was about 50% and took about an hour to make.
It isn’t that profitable but I was always able to watch TV while I was making the jewelry, so it was like making money while I was relaxing.
I loved finding these feathers at the Los Angeles garment district. I really appreciated finding the two sizes of feathers for added dimension. The bone findings were perfect to insert a bead so the finding connecting the feathers weren’t detectable.
These earrings took on a very reservation feel and were extremely popular.
Since I’m a quarter Yaqui Indian, they were one of my favorite designs.