I think I'm going to make a tutorial on this with pictures. I've got a bunch of different Feathers (peacock, pheasant, black, white, etc...)
Basically all you do, is cut the feathers down to size, leaving about 2-3 inches of quill left on the feather.
put a 4mm bead on the quill until it reaches the feather part.
take about..... 6 inches of copper wire and thread it through the BOTTOM of the bead and let the copper wire stick out about 1-1/2 inches above the quill.
take your needle nose pliers and hold the quill and wire while wrapping the rest of the copper wire from the top of the bead to the top of the wire.
take another bead once you've wrapped the rest of the wire up the quill put it on the wire and quill, the loop the remaining wire into a loop , clip the remaining wire with your pliers or wire cutter, and stick the rest of the wire into the bead. (there shouldn't be much left)
take an flat ear wire and open the hole with your pliers, insert it into the loop you made, and close it shut.