I came across this "how-to" and was amazed at how easy the extensions were to create for $2 bucks/extension and 20 minutes of my time. I came across the feathers on Ebay and Esty but I was to impatient to wait for them to be shipped to me so I just went to the closest "Bass Pro Mills'' and picked up some fly fishing feathers.
Go get yourself some materials and give this a try!
- Saddle feathers, in any color or quantity you wish
- Crimp bead, a.k.a. hair extension links
- Bobby pin or thin, bent wire, opened like a “V”
STEP 1: Finding your spot. Gather up your feathers and play around with where you want to place it. Try putting it under layers to hide the bead and decide on what you like.
STEP 2: Part hair where you want the extension, comb it back and secure with a clip
STEP 3: Thread the hair. In the area where you want the extension, separate a small section of hair where the bead will crimp on. Using the thin wire or bobby pin, place the section of hair in the “V,” close the end, and thread the ends of the wire through the bead crimp.
STEP 4: Use the bobby pin or wire to pull the hair through the crimp bead.
STEP 5: Stick the feathers in the bead. Make sure to leave a little extra feather on the other end of the bead.
STEP 6: Clamp the crimp bead down with the pliers. Make sure it is as flat as possible and that the feathers are secured in the bead.