Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Feathers and Gold-Plated Steel Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
Using scissors, trim four peacock feathers flat across the bottom 1/4 inch under the eye to create four flat-bottomed peacock feather drops. Trim four peacock feathers around the bottom of the eye to create four round-bottomed peacock feather drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, bend open a 29x5mm bail to a 90 degree angle.
STEP 3
Using a hot glue gun, place a small amount of glue on the inside leaf of one side of the bail. Place a top of a flat-bottomed peacock feather on the glue on the inside of the 29x5mm bail. Using the chain-nose pliers, compress the two leaves of the bail together over the feather before the glue dries creating a flat-bottomed peackock feather drop.

Repeat to create a total of four flat-bottomed peacock feather and 29x5mm bail drops. Repeat to create a total of three round-bottomed peacock feather and 39x7mm bail drops. Repeat to create one round-bottomed peacock feather and 29x5mm bail drop.

Repeat to attach four hackle feathers to one 29x5mm bail creating a hackle feather drop. Repeat to create a second hackle feather drop.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • One 16-inch length, one 8-inch length, three 3-1/2 inch lengths, and two 4-1/4 inch lengths of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain
  • Two 2-3/4 inch lengths of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the first link of the 16-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 7x5mm oval jumpring to the fourth link of the 16-inch length of chain. Repeat to attach the loop on the lobster claw clasp to the last link of the 16-inch length of chain using a 6mm jumpring.
STEP 6
Note: For the feather drops to hang properly, attach a jumpring to the bail and close the jumpring. Then attach feather drops to two separate links on the chain from the left and right side of the bail using additional jumprings.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 85th link on the 16-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the 5mm jumpring and the left side of the bail on a flat-bottomed peacock feather drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 90th link on the 16-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the 5mm jumpring and the right side of the bail on a flat-bottomed peacock feather drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a flat-bottomed peacock feather drop to the 99th/104th links, 114th/119th links, and the 129th/134th links.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 99th link on the 16-inch length of chain and the first link on a 3-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 3-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain to the 104th link and 124th link.
STEP 7
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 53rd link on the 16-inch length of chain and the first link on a 9-inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the last link of the 9-inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain to the 168th link on the 16-inch length of chain.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 22nd link on the 9-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the 5mm jumpring and the right side of the bail on a round-bottomed peacock feather drop to the 24th link. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a round-bottomed peacock feather drop to the 34th/38th links and the 52nd/54th links on the 9-inch length of chain.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 29th link on the 9-inch length of chain and the first link on a 4-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 4-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain to the 46th link on the 9-inch length of chain.
STEP 8
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 48th link on the 16-inch length of chain and the first link on a 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Attach it to the last link of the 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain and the left side of the 29x5mm bail on a round-bottomed peacock feather drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Attach it to the first link of a 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain and the right side of the bail on a round-bottomed peacock feather drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Attach it to the last link of the 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain and to the left of the 168th link on the 16-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 20th link on the 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the 5mm jumpring and the bail on a hackle feather drop. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it thought the jumpring attached to the bail and the 25th link on the 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a hackle feather drop to the 4th/7th links on the second 2-3/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using scissors, trim four peacock feathers flat across the bottom 1/4 inch under the eye to create two flat-bottomed peacock feather drops. Trim four peacock feathers around the bottom of the eye to create four round-bottomed peacock feather drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, bend a 29x5mm bail open to a 90 degree angle.
STEP 3
Using a hot glue gun, place a small amount of glue on the inside leaf of one side of the bail. Place the top of a flat-bottomed peacock feather on the glue on the inside of the bail. Using the chain-nose pliers, compress the two leaves of the bail together over the feather before the glue dries. Repeat to attach two flat-bottomed peacock feathers and four round-bottomed peacock feathers to 29x5mm bails.

Repeat to attach four hackle feathers to one 29x5mm bail. Repeat to create a six hackle feather drops.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters, cut two 4-inch lengths and two 5-inch lengths of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain.
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the first link on one 4-inch length of chain and one 5-inch length of chain and the loop on an earwire. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 3rd link of both lengths of chain and the bail on a hackle feather drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a hackle feather drop to the 15th link and the last link on the 4-inch length of chain.

Repeat to attach a round-bottomed peacock feather drop to the 13th link and 30th link on the 5-inch length of chain.

Repeat to attach a flat-bottomed peacock feather drop to the to the last link on the 5-inch length of chain.
STEP 7
Repeat to Steps 5 and 6 to create the second earring.

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