DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

These DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces combine sparkly crystals, delicate feathers and natural gemstones for the perfect post-Coachella look! Much like any music festival, I loved the flowy, bohemian style of the outfits I was seeing on Instagram….these necklaces are inspired by that free spirited vibe! This contemporary dreamcatcher pendant is a modern take on classic hippie style, and takes a lot less time to make than ordinary dreamcatchers.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

Long necklaces are great to make because I feel like the go with most necklines – and they’re just super easy to wear. Pair with a long tunic and skinny jeans, or go with a maxi dress and strappy sandals. The hint of glitz from the faceted crystals keeps the look dressy and chic!

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

And the color options are endless – choose hues that match your mood! Let’s get started.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

STEP 1

Gather materials. You’ll need an assortment of crystal beads or gemstone beads (you can use a mix of sizes – just make sure the colors are complimentary), 24g wire, a large hoop connector or pendant (mine were about 1.5″-2″), eye pins, jump rings (use large sizes, these must go around your hoop pendant), a clasp, cable chain, a large gemstone focal bead (make sure it fits within your circle pendant with a bit of room to spare), a bead cap, feathers, E6000 glue and pliers (wire cutters, flatnose and roundnose).

If you’re struggling to find the hoop pendants at a craft store near you, they have a few choices on Amazon
here and hereDIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

STEP 2

Cut about a foot of your 24g wire and wrap tightly around the top of your hoop – mine already had a small  hole in it so I just wrapped through that. Thread on your large focal bead and freeform wire wrap around top and bottom of the loop, bringing the wire in front of the stone each time – you don’t have to worry about being perfect, the organic look of the wraps is what makes the piece super boho! On the last wrap, thread on crystals over the stone and wrap the end tightly to secure.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

STEP 3

For an asymmetric design, create 3 beaded links out of gemstone or crystal rounds (I used clear quartz here) and attach small lengths of chain in-between each (about 2″ or so). For a long necklace, I usually do about 26″-28″, so your total chain length (including bead links) should be somewhere around there. Try the fit on yourself, and add or delete chain where necessary. The image above shows before I added the extra length on my chain. If you want the beaded links to hang close to the pendant, you’ll need them closer to the middle of the 26″ length.

I’m using mixed metals here (copper and gold) for an eclectic look – you can choose which metals you’d like to mix (or not!)…

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

STEP 4

Insert an eye pin through your bead cap, coming up from underneath – add another gemstone bead or crystal, and create a top wrapped loop. With the E6000 glue, glue your feather cluster inside the bead cap and let dry.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

STEP 5

With a jumpring, attach the feather tassel to the  bottom of your beaded hoop. Again, my pendant already had a loop so this step was rather easy! If your’s doesn’t have a loop, use a larger 10mm jumpring (or whatever fits around your hoop) and attach that way.

To add the chain length to the top of the hoop, use 2 large jump rings, on either side of the focal gemstone. Thread the chain through. To finish, add your clasp at the end of the chain, and a jumpring on the other side. You can also choose to add a small 3″ extender chain, if you’d like to be able to adjust.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

With numerous combinations, you can create anything from sleek, sparkly pieces to earthy, natural schemes. I personally like the mix of stone and faceted glass, for the stylish contrast!

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

Even if you’re not at Coachella, you can still rock the look! Gather up your friends or fam for a DIY weekend jewelry session – these are totally doable for even beginning jewelry designers.

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations

Which gemstones are your favorite to work with?!DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces by Quiet Lion Creations


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.


DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces
DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces

DIY Feather Daydream Necklaces

charcoal latte - quiet lion creations

charcoal x coconut milk x glitter

it’s truly the stuff {goth} dreams are made of….

Where? Chocolate Pi, Tampa

I had been seeking out charcoal lattes, like elusive magical unicorns, ever since seeing the trend on Pinterest a few months ago. After spotting a charcoal latte on a friend’s Instagram post, I immediately asked her where she had found this much sought-after creamy concoction. I had entirely no clue that Chocolate Pi’s sparkly rendition was hiding a mere 20-minute drive from me. I HAD.TO.GO–NOW!

What better to pair with this deliciously dark drink than edgy accessories and sheer, starry shirts. Layer up your dainty jewelry for a perfectly proportioned pairing – delicate pieces are great for all-day wearing. They won’t weigh you down like heavier pieces will….I’ve given myself a few neck aches here and there from chunkier designs. But, sometimes you’ve gotta suffer for style!

Some of my favorite everyday pieces are dainty (faux) leather chokers. They give that edginess without being over-the-top goth. Create your own by cutting an approx. 14″ to 15″ piece of flat, faux leather. Slide on beads, charms, or a slider component (like the evil eye below) to the center. Finish both ends with flat ribbon ends, and add a clasp and extender chain, just in case. These chokers become such a staple in my wardrobe that it feels strange if I leave the house without adding one. Not a “OHMYGOD where is my phone?!” level of panic, but more a “hey, something is missing” mild alert….

Anyway, if you’re ever in the Tampa area, PLEASE go check out Chocolate Pi – or if you’re miles away, gawk at their Instagram page.

charcoal latte - quiet lion creations

black latte - quiet lion creations

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

This DIY boho beaded bracelet/necklace duo is convertible, versatile, and something you need to make RIGHT NOW! Ok, that might have been a little intense, but trust me, it will become one of your go-to pieces for every outfit.

I love this Tibetan pendant and decided to feature it here – it really adds to the boho vibe. Mixing beads and gemstones also pushes forward that eclectic look, perfect for us crafty hippies!

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

As an added bonus to this DIY, my friends at NHCO Botanical sent some vegan, organic goodies (the best kind, am I right!?) to pair with this post! If you’re into botanical body care, all their products are plant-based, cruelty-free and include organic ingredients….which is especially great for anyone living a natural or vegan lifestyle (and everyone else, for that matter!)

I got the Sweet Lemon Oil, Coconut Mask and Bar Soap. The bar soap, being totally unscented, is really great for anyone with sensitive skin and/or allergies. The Lemon Oil smells heavenly, and I love the addition of charcoal in the Coconut Mask!

Snoop around on their site to learn about all the other vegan body care products they have to offer – and use my coupon code QLION for 10% off purchases of $20 or more! Cheers!

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

DIY jewels and delightfully responsible beauty products go hand in hand, if you ask me! Pull up a chair and let’s get to beading…..

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 1: Gather materials. You’ll need stretch cord (I used 0.5mm), clear monofilament (I used 0.5mm), a variety of crystal beads, spacers, stone beads and e beads, crimp tubes, crimp covers, jump rings, toggle clasps, and a large pendant or accent. You’ll also need crimping pliers and wire cutters or scissors.

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 2: Cut two approx. 35″ pieces of stretch cord and string on a mixture of your beads, in your desired pattern. I alternate crystal rondelles, e beads and metal spacers. Pick a cohesive color palette, so your design flows! I double-up on the stretch cord for added strength…..

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 3: Continue beading until you have reached about a 30-32″ length…..you might have to alter these measurements based on the size of your wrist….my total piece (end to end, including the additional beaded part) was about 36″.

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 4: Once you’ve beaded about a 30-32″ length, thread on a crimp tube to all cords. Thread the cords through the loop on a toggle, and back through the crimp. Pull cords taut, crimp tube shut and cut excess cord.

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 5: Find the exact middle of the beaded strand and add the toggle bar to the strand with two 4mm jump rings.

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 6: Cut two pieces of 5″ monofilament , and crimp the ends to a large jumpring- make sure this jump ring fits around your toggle! You don’t need stretch cord here, because the rest of the piece is stretch. Also, it helps with the heavier beads to NOT have it stretchy….

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 7: Bead on a small strand, mine was only about 2″ long – use larger beads here as this is more of the focal area of the piece! Crimp the other end around the loop of one more toggle.

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Step 8: Add crimp covers to crimps if desired. Add any accents or charms to the bottom of the last toggle.

To wear as a necklace, simply insert the toggle bar in the bottom or top toggle, as a shorter piece. Or, for a longer look, don’t use the toggle bar at all! To wear as a bracelet, wrap around the wrist and insert the bar in the last toggle. The stretch cord helps the piece fit anyone!

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo

Feel free to mix up the colors and bead combinations, depending on your desired look. Blue/teal is always my top choice (well, always second to black of course) for bead colors….. This piece could work really well in a green or even brown/bronze theme as well.

DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.


DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo
DIY Boho Beaded Bracelet/Necklace Duo