Introduction: Wire Dangle Earrings
In this instructable, you'll see how to make these cute dangle earrings.
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Step 1: What You Need
To make these earrings, you'll need...
A pair of pliers (and wire-cutters. I use a Leatherman, which has both)
1 pair of Earring Hooks
Two jump rings
Head/end pins (optional)
Step 2: Making Wire Circles
Make two sets of three wire circles (this is how many I used. You can use more) that are nicely proportional to each other. My largest circle was about 1.5 inches in diameter after making a loop.
You can use any household items to make these circles, such as soda/beer bottles and markers. And you can make them any size you want, but the smallest circle should be larger than a fat marker (in diameter) or else it's pretty hard to work with.
Step 3: Making the Loops
Grab the end of the largest circle with your pliers and twist it into a loop (the third picture). Then bend it so that it appears as the fourth picture does.
On the other side of the circle, make a turn in the wire like you're about to finish a loop, but leave it like that.
You should now have a hook on one side and a bent loop on the other. Link the hook underneath the loop. Shut the hook. (Last picture)
I apologize if this doesn't make much sense - it's sort of hard to explain, but you should be able to get it to look right.
Step 4: Repeat for the Middle Circle (and the Smallest)
You should now have three circles with loops on the top.
Step 5: The Beads (optional Step)
Note: If you have head/end pins, this step is easier and faster.
If you do not have head or end pins:
Make a very tiny hook at the end of a wire and bend it into the smallest possible loop.
Slip the bead on.
Make a normal loop at the top of the "bead wire" (which is what I call wires with beads on them).