Step 1: Cut a piece of wire...
Now hook the piece of wire around the back of your ear and bend it so it fits juuuuust right.
Step 2: Curl
Using your pliers, roll in the ends of the wire so that don't poke you... (Cuz ear wraps are not like a Pikachu reluctant to get on a bus ... you can't Poke-em-on)
Step 3: Draw out your game plan
Sketch a to-scale drawing of how you want the wing to look like. Make sure it's tall enough to stick up behind your ear!
Step 4: Anchor
Take your wire (still on the spool/coil) and wrap the end about a third of the way down the ear wire. It's easier if you clamp the ear curve and the long end of the wire with pliers in one hand and use your other hand to wrap the short end.
Snip off the excess short end.
Step 5: Start shaping...
Put your ear wire up to your drawing and bend the long piece along the shape of the first "wing feather". You'll notice that what you have right now is more like a loop than a curvalicious wing feather.
Step 6: Add definition
To make a nice pointy wing feather tip, grab the "wing feather" just a bit off from where you want the crease with pliers. Press the wire so you get a nice 90 degree-ish bend, then roll your plier-hand counter-clockwise a bit to get that hook-y tip. Go around where needed with pliers to curve the wing feather.
Step 7: Moving on
In between wing feathers, anchor your working wire to the ear wire by wrapping the it to the ear wire.
Step 8: Get spikey
The next wing feathers less of a sassy tip and more of a straight-forward corner. To do that, go right up to it and clamp the round bend with your pliers to get a nice crisp corner.