Learn from Beebeecraft How to make porcupine quill earrings- native Indians’ favorite craftworks

Summary: Porcupine quill earrings, the best seller in native Indians jewelry field,; our how to make porcupine quill earrings tutorial is going to teach you a common way about it.

Last week, when lurking in some forum, I found a travel journal reading the craft business story of a Japanese couple. The couple when first set foot in United State, knew nothing about this country, later they had no job, so no income; luckily some native Indians taught them porcupine quill handcrafts when they resided in a small village; after that while, they started handcraft business, and now the store still runs well. This story sparks me to make a tutorial about how to make porcupine quill earrings.

Materials and tools:

Porcupine quills (dyed or not)

Earring hooks

Head pins

Jump rings


Jewelry making tools Pliers




Step 1: prepare quills for beadwork
1st, use needle to go through your desired porcupine quills and trim off the barbs.
2nd, dye them if necessary.
Step 2: add beads to make dangles
Thread spacers, quill and other beads as per your design, so the dangling part is done.
Step 3: end up the earrings
Use jump ring to combine dangle and ear hook together.
In addition, you can also utilize the quills to make simple traditional hairpins.
So far the tutorial of how to make porcupine quill earrings is finished here; although there are impossibly native Indians residing around you and become your porky crafts teacher, you can make full use of internet and experiment by yourself to make some fab items, which is much more practical.

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