We saw these peacock feather findings at a bead show, and we just couldn’t resist! So we each bought a pair and turned them into pretty peacock earrings. They were super easy to make! Here’s how we did it!
Here’s a video we made showing how we made the earrings step by step. We’ll show you what kinds of beads and findings to use, how to make the beaded dangles with wrapped loops, and how to attach the dangles to the earring wires. It’s easier than you think! After you watch our demo, follow the steps below to make a pair of your own.
How To Make Peacock Earrings
2 gold peacock feather findings
2 gold headpins with ball tip
2 gold earring wires with ball tip
2 faceted crystal rondelles, teal AB, 6mm
2 faceted crystal rondelles, purple AB, 2mm
1. Feed a small bead onto one a headpin followed by a large bead.
2. Make a wrapped loop in the head pin to connect it to the bottom of the peacock feather. To do this, grasp the headpin wire above the large bead and bend the wire towards yourself 90 degrees.
Reposition the round-nose pliers on top of the wire, just above the 90-degree turn. Wrap the end of the wire over the top jaw of the pliers to start a loop.
Reposition the bottom jaw of the round-nose pliers into the partial loop. Bend the wire the rest of the way around to make a complete loop.
Slide the end of the headpin wire through the bottom of the peacock feather and nestle it into the loop.
Finish the wrapped loop by wrapping the wire tail of the headpin twice around the neck of the loop.
Trim the end with the wire cutters.
3. Open the loop on one of the earring wires with the chain-nose pliers. Be sure to rotate the loop open – like you would open a door – rather than pulling the loop out and causing it to lose its round shape.
4. Feed the peacock feather onto the earring wire and into the loop. Then close the loop on the earring wire with the chain-nose pliers.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to make a second earring!