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Peacock Feather Earrings by arteesvida
December 17, 2006, 5:24 pm
Filed under: Non-Traditional Jewelry

Peacock Feather Earrings

I was reading a back issue of a beading magazine recently and saw a feather earring project. Although the project wasn’t terribly complicated, it was more complicated than it needed to be…involving beads, head pins, and other unnecessary objects. This version is funky, fabulous, and five minutes or less!

Supplies:

Two peacock feathers (ones from the craft store will have been properly cleaned and have the ends wrapped)

Two small sized leather crimps

Two split jump rings

Two earring wires

Pliers

Scissors or wire cutters for trimming the stem of the feather

Directions

Peacock Feathers and Crimps
Crimps and feathers before trimmed down

Trim down the stem of the peacock feathers a bit. (Even with the trim these are VERY long earrings…great for wearing with an Updo!) Slide the remaining stem in to the leather crimp (these crimps have a loop on one end and an “U” shape opening….the stem goes in to the U shaped opening). Close the crimp (the U-shaped part) with your pliers.

Open a split jump ring, and run it through the looped end of the leather crimp and through the looped end of the earring wire.

If you want to add beads to this project you can thread them directly onto the stem of the feathers before crimping!


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