Phoenix Feather Earrings

Using a length of thin Greek leather to display your Long Magatamas (LMA) you will create these flirty and festival-ready earrings. The elongated tear drop shape of the earring shows off the beveled edges of the Long Magatama beads and creates a feathery edge. The single 6/0 seed bead in the center separates the two rows of Long Magatamas and appears as a point of contrast. These earrings look great in a number of different colors.

Phoenix Feather Earring Supplies

Materials:
LMA-2105F: Miyuki Long Magatama Matte Transparent Light Sapphire - 1 tube
6-2030: Matte Metallic Steel Blue Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
520-495-MS: 1.2mm Greek Leather Moose - 12”
191-510: Crimp End with Loop Sterling Silver - 2 pcs
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers

LMA leather earring instructions

Step 1: Cut your leather into two 6" pieces. String 7 Long Magatama beads (LMA) making sure they are all facing in the same direction and slanting towards the center of your earring.

Phoenix Feather earring instructions

Step 2: Add one 6/0 seed bead at the center of the leather.

LMA earring instructions

Step 3: Add 7 more LMAs. These should also be slanting towards the center of your earring and facing the opposite direction of your first 7 LMAs

LMA earring instructions

Step 4: Trim the leather to your desired length. We removed about an inch off each side.

LMA earring instructions

Step 5: Pinch both ends of the leather together and guide them into your crimp end.

LMA earring instructions

Step 6: Once both ends of leather are in place, crimp down the center section of your crimp end. Make sure to crimp along the scored lines.

LMA earring instructions

Step 7: If the beads are moving around on the leather you may want to put a dab of glue on the top bead on each side. We recommend the Hypo Cement.

LMA earring instructions

Step 8: Hook the earwires onto the loop on each crimp end and you are done!


Other colorways:

Chartreuse & Khaki
Chartreuse & Khaki Leather LMA Earrings


Materials:
LMA-143FR: Miyuki Long Magatama Matte Tr Chartreuse AB - 1 tube
6-2035: Matte Metallic Khaki Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
520-495-N: 1.2mm Greek Natural Leather - 12"
191-608: Crimp End with Loop Vermeil 24kt - 2 pcs
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Gold & Turquoise
Gold & Turquoise Leather LMA Earrings


Materials:
LMA-1052: Miyuki Long Magatama Galvanized Gold - 1 tube
6-1251: Matte Metallic Turquoise Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
520-495-BR: 1.2mm Greek Dark Brown Leather - 12"
191-608: Crimp End with Loop Vermeil 24kt - 2 pcs
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Dark Topaz & Turquoise Green
Topaz & Turquoise Leather LMA Earrings


Materials:
LMA-134F: Miyuki Long Magatama Matte Transparent Dark Topaz - 1 tube
6-412F: Matte Opaque Turquoise Green Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
520-495-NA: 1.2mm Greek Natural Leather - 12"
191-510: Crimp End with Loop Sterling Silver - 2 pcs
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Metallic Khaki & Shale
Khaki & Shale Leather LMA Earrings


Materials:
LMA-2035: Miyuki Long Magatama Matte Metallic Khaki Iris - 1 tube
6-1685: Dyed Semi-Frosted Opaque Shale Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
520-495-PW: 1.2mm Greek Pewter Leather - 12"
191-608: Crimp End with Loop Vermeil 24kt - 2 pcs
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Turquoise Picasso & Silver
Turquoise Picasso & Silver Leather LMA Earrings


Materials:
LMA-4514/L: Miyuki Long Magatama Op Turquoise Luster Picasso - 1 tube
6-3956: 6/0 Silver Miyuki Baroque Bead - 1 tube
520-495-NA: 1.2mm Greek Natural Leather - 12"
191-510: Crimp End with Loop Sterling Silver - 2 pcs
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Celery & Copper Opal
Celery & Copper Opal Leather LMA Earrings


Materials:
LMA-1527: Miyuki Long Magatama Sparkle Celery Lined Crystal - 1 tube
6-198: 6/0 Copper Lined Opal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
520-495-PW: 1.2mm Greek Pewter Leather - 12"
191-510: Crimp End with Loop Sterling Silver - 2 pcs
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs