Feather Earrings DIY – Hoop Earrings from Wire

This cool feather earrings DIY project also teaches you how to make simple hoops from wire, bead them, and then turn them into cool boho-chic earrings! Check out the full list of easy DIY earrings. Disclosure: this post contains commissioned links.

 

Create your own DIY feather earrings - a boho chic DIY jewelry making project for beginners!

 

When it comes to adding a touch of the unusual to your jewelry making projects, feathers are a shoo-in.

They come in all sorts of natural and unnatural textures, colors, shapes, and sizes. They are lightweight and inexpensive.

 

 

 

 

For these feather earrings, choose a smaller size feather. You’ll be making your own findings from scratch (besides for the headpins) using wires, however, if it’s out of your comfort zone, you can purchase the coils as well as similar earring hoops.

 

This pair was made using colorful wooden beads, with a brilliant green feather for a 60’s color scheme to go with the hippie feel of the earrings.

You can “class it up” by using natural wood tones, crystal beads, or even pearls, along with natural feathers.

 

 


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To make these feather earrings, you’ll need to have very basic jewelry making skills. The good news is, if you don’t have them yet, my book includes all the basics of jewelry making! You can get the ebook here, or the print book here.

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What you need to make your own feather earrings:

 

How to make DIY feather earrings:

(Scroll to the end of this post for a printable version of these feather earrings DIY).

 

1. Decide how big you want your loop to be. Cut two pieces of 20 gauge wire slightly longer than that size.  Curve them gently into a hoop shape. Use round nose pliers to form a simple loop at the end of each wire. Keep the other end open.

 

 

2. Take the 24 gauge wire and create a tight coil with the help of the tip of the round nose piers. Cut off the coil from the wire spool once it reaches 1 cm length.

 

 

3. Bend the last coil upward at a 90 degree angle.

 

 

4. Dip the tip of the feather into a generous amount of E6000 glue. Insert the tip into the intact part of the coil. Allow it to set before working with it further.

 

 

5. Take a headpin and insert a spacer bead and then a small wooden bead through its open end. Create a loop flush against the wooden bead.

 

 

6. Wrap the remaining wire of the head pins’ open end below the loop so that you have a wrapped loop.

 

 

7. Repeat step 6 so that you have two dangle beads (for each earrings). Gather the feather prepared in step 4, the beaded headpins, some spacer beads and wooden beads.

 

 

8. Take the loop created in step 1 and wrap some 24 gauge wire flush against the simple loop at the end. Stop wrapping once it reaches 1 cm length and trim. Add a spacer bead through the open end of the large loop and push it up against the wrapped wire.

 

 

9. Thread on a wooden bead, another spacer, the beaded headpin, another spacer bead, a wood bead, and a spacer bead into the large loop. You can vary this as you see fit, of course!

 

 

10. Slide on the feather dangle. Now repeat step 9 in reverse order. Finish off with a seed bead, and another wire wrap like the one created in step 8 to hold your beading in place.

 

 

11. Use the flat nose pliers to bend half cm of the open end of the hoop at a 90 degree angle. By inserting the bent part of the hoop into your simple loop at the end, you can close your feather hoop earring.

 

Your super cool boho-chic colorful feather earrings are complete!

 

 

Print this feather earrings DIY:

Yield: 1 Pair

Feather Hoop Earrings

Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: Less than $1
Make these colorful boho-chic earrings for yourself, to give as a gift, or for friends! Rearrange the beads as you like them.

Tools

Craft Pliers

Instructions

1. Decide how big you want your loop to be. Cut two pieces of 20 gauge wire slightly longer than that size.  Curve them gently into a hoop shape. Use round nose pliers to form a simple loop at the end of each wire. Keep the other end open.

2. Take the 24 gauge wire and create a tight coil with the help of the tip of the round nose piers. Cut off the coil from the wire spool once it reaches 1 cm length.

3. Bend the last coil upward at a 90 degree angle.

4. Dip the tip of the feather into a generous amount of E6000 glue. Insert the tip into the intact part of the coil. Allow it to set before working with it further.

5. Take a headpin and insert a spacer bead and then a small wooden bead through its open end. Create a loop flush against the wooden bead.

6. Wrap the remaining wire of the head pins’ open end below the loop so that you have a wrapped loop.

7. Repeat step 6 so that you have two dangle beads (for each earrings). Gather the feather prepared in step 4, the beaded headpins, some spacer beads and wooden beads.

8. Take the loop created in step 1 and wrap some 24 gauge wire flush against the simple loop at the end. Stop wrapping once it reaches 1 cm length and trim. Add a spacer bead through the open end of the large loop and push it up against the wrapped wire.

9. Thread on a wooden bead, another spacer, the beaded headpin, another spacer bead, a wood bead, and a spacer bead into the large loop. You can vary this as you see fit, of course!

10. Slide on the feather dangle. Now repeat step 9 in reverse order. Finish off with a seed bead, and another wire wrap like the one created in step 8 to hold your beading in place.

11. Use the flat nose pliers to bend half cm of the open end of the hoop at a 90 degree angle. By inserting the bent part of the hoop into your simple loop at the end, you can close your feather hoop earring.

Notes

Try it with peacock feathers, and other cool feathers

Try different color combinations, beads, etc.

1 hour "additional time" is to allow E6000 to set before working with the feather further.

All times are approximate.

 

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