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Dangly Triangle Earrings
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing, Forging, Hole Punching, Drilling, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These cute little earrings make great use of cut-off and scrap pieces of wire. Add a few beads to mix it up a little! Or try mixing metals.

Materials

Sterling Silver Jump Rings Glitter Open (21GA ) 4mm - Pack of 10
K11-46
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Sterling Silver Earwires Textured 19mm - Pack of 2
K19-66
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.57
  • Gold Club Price: $3.43
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14 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-14D
  • Lesson Quantity: 7.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $6.23
  • Gold Club Price: $4.67
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.37
  • Gold Club Price: $1.78
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Wubbers Triangle Mandrel Pliers - Large
PLR-1480
  • PLR-1480
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $43.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.98
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.98
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
BPN-105.00
  • BPN-105.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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Swivel-Headed Pin Vise
PIN-220.00
  • PIN-220.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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#52 drill bit
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 2 pieces of wire 3 ½" long. Paddle both ends using the chasing hammer on the bench block. To paddle the end, hammer the tip flat, spreading the wire into a paddle shape.
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Step 2
Round off the paddles using the flat file, resting the wires on the bench pin.
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Step 3
Drill a hole in each paddle using the pin vise and #52 drill bit.
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Step 4
Center one wire at a time on the larger side of the mandrel pliers.
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Step 5
Bend the tails towards each other to create the triangle.
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Step 6
Holding the wire on the mandrel pliers, pinch the paddles together using the flat nose pliers.
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Step 7
Cut the 18 gauge wire as follows: 2) 2"; 4) 1 ¾"; 4) 1 ½"; 4) 1". File the ends flat using the flat file.
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Step 8
Make a 4 mm eye in one end of each wire.
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Step 9
Add dimension to the dangle wires if desired by hammering lightly on the steel bench block.
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Step 10
Attach the wires to the triangles, starting with the 2" wire in the center and build out with the longest to shortest wires.
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Step 11
Attach one 4 mm jump ring to the top of each triangle and attach ear wires.
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