Peacock Earrings † Jewelry Making Tutorial
These beautiful, elegant earrings are easy to make and only require a few basic jewelry-making tools. You can find the supplies at any jewelry supply store and at most crafting stores.
Let’s get started!
Tools & Supplies
Trim your peacock feather 2 or 3 cm above the eye.
Measure out and cut a little more than 2 inches of wire.
Slip a crimp bead onto the wire, making sure to keep it about a third of the way down the length.
Slip your trimmed peacock feather into the crimp bead behind the wire. Your wire should sit on top of the feather, as pictured below.
Using your chain nose pliers, squeeze the crimp bead until flat.
Again, using your chain nose pliers, grab the bottom section of the wire (the part that is closest to the feather) and fold it up, making sure to bring it as close to the crimp bead as possible. This isn’t entirely necessary, but it does ensure that the earring will stay together should there be an unexpected tug.
If you have a bit of excess wire where you folded it, as seen in the photo below, go ahead and trim that down.
At this point, go ahead and slide on your bead cap and one of your glass beads.
Trim down the wire to have a little more than 1 cm of length extending past the glass bead. Then take your chain nose pliers and bend the wire at a right angle.
Using your round nose pliers, create a loop. If you do not know how to do this, I recommend that you either check out my Making Earrings post or search for a tutorial on youtube.
Take an ear wire, bend its loop to the side, and hook the earring into place before closing the loop.
Repeat these steps to create a second earrings and voilà! You have made an eye-catching earring set that you can either give as a gift or keep for yourself.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments below.