Create Tri-color Dangle Earrings | Katrina Anderson | Skillshare

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2 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:01
    • 2. Tri Color Dangles

      9:25
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About This Class

 In this class I will be showing you how to create a pair of lovely Tri-Color Dangle earrings. These statement earrings are simple to make. So whether it’s your first time doing wire jewelry or you’re looking for another jewelry design to add to your collection, this class is for you!

 This design will teach you how to do basic jewelry making techniques such as

  • how to straighten wire
  • creating loops
  • wrapping on a mandrel
  • attaching an ear wire
  • adding beads

 We will first cover the tools and materials you need for the earrings. Then we’ll go step-by-step so that you can learn how to create the Tri-color Dangles.

The tools you need

  • needle nose pliers
  • flat nose pliers
  • straightening pliers or flat plastic-covered pliers
  • flush/wire cutters
  • a ruler
  • a file
  • ring mandrels or round objects @ 1”, 1 1/8”, and 1 1/4”. (25mm, 28.5mm, and 32mm)

And the materials

  • 20 gauge wire in 3 colors: gold, silver, and rose gold/copper
  • 2 medium sized jump rings in silver
  • one set of French hooks or ear wires in silver
  • beads of your choice

Meet Your Teacher

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Katrina Anderson

beautiful, unique, timeless. Diy wire jewelry.

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Katrina Anderson loves making wire jewelry and enjoys sharing that passion with others. She began Katirose Creates as an outlet for her jewelry making and hopes that it will be an inspiration to you as well.

Follow along with Katrina and learn how to make jewelry that is "like a wildflower"! Beautiful, unique, and timeless.

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1. Introduction: Hello folks and welcome to another class. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make these tricolor dangle earrings. They statement areas are simple to make. So whether it's your first time doing, why jewelry or you're looking for another jury designed to add to your collection. This class is for you. I'll show you the tools and materials you need. And then we'll go step-by-step so that you can learn how to create this wire jewelry design. Here, you will learn how to do basic wearing techniques, such as how to straighten wire, creating loops, wrapping wire on a mandrel, attaching an ear wire to your earring and adding beads. And if you haven't already, be sure to check out my other classes where you can learn to create even more. Why are designs? And if you really like what you see here, go give me a follow over on Instagram and Pinterest at Katie Rose creates that. Let's jump into this class and learn how to create jewelry that has like a wildflower, beautiful, unique, and timeless. 2. Tri Color Dangles : Starting off our materials, we have three colors of 20 gauge wire. We have gold brass wire, a silver plated copper wire, and a solid copper or rose gold color wire. Next we have three different sizes of round objects. For the center, the metal, and the outer loops. We have a fingernail file and our ruler. Next we have to medium-sized jump rings, which we will use to attach the wire to the earrings. And now our tools, we will be using the where sweeteners to smooth our wire to make sure that our earrings have a nice finished look. We have the wire cutters, flat nose pliers, and needle nose pliers. To begin creating the earrings, we're going to start by cutting the wire to link. Each color of wire is going to be a different length. The gold wire we will cut at six inches, the copper wire at five inches, and the silver wire at four inches. With a straight nurse will smooth out the wire before placing it on the ruler to cut it to the correct link. This is the gold wire. So we're going to be cutting it at six inches, pleasing the wire at the six inch mark. We will then hold the other end tightly in our fingers and cut it off with the wire cutters. We will be doing the same thing with the copper wire or rose gold colored bar. First straightening it out with the wires trainers and then placing it on the ruler, will measure it to five inches and cut the wire. And again, repeating all of these steps for the silver wire. Silver wire should be cut at four inches. Next we will begin shaping the wire using the largest object. We're going to wrap the longest wire on it. Sintering our wire on the round object, we will bring both ends up to cross at the top. Solid brass wire has a tendency to spring back. So we're going to cross this wire all the way over itself until we have about a quarter inch of both ends of the wires sticking out past that crossed point. Now we will take the copper wire and our middle sized object in sensory in the wire. We will wrap it around until the ends come together and cross a quarter of an inch. We will be creating loops at both ends of the wire, which is why we need to cross a quarter of an inch to give ourselves room to create that loop according the point where the wire crosses, you can adjust that teardrop shaped by pulling against the ring mandrel or round object. We're going to wire up and down to create a full teardrop shape with a silver wire and the smallest round object or ring manual. Repeat all these steps to create the final and smallest teardrop shape. Adjust in bend the wire until you are happy with the teardrop shape. And now we're going to create loops at both ends of the wire using our needle nose pliers. We will bend both ends of the wire towards what will become the back of the earring. Grasp the wire in your players a quarter-inch or less from the tip and give it a twist to create the loop. Repeat on the other side, making sure that you twist this loop in the same direction as the first towards the back of the earring. Then adjust the teardrop shape so that the ends of the wire are level with each other. Bonus tip number one, you can change the color of the two middle teardrops to be the same so that all three of the teardrops are matching color. Really, you can choose whatever colors you want to create the teardrops with. And arranging those colors in whatever order you want. To create different looks. And bonus tip number 2. Before you create the second loop on the teardrop, you can add some beads. You can use a wide variety of sizes and shapes and colors. I chose seed beads in a foolish sort of color scheme. As a side note, adding beads in odd numbers tends to look best. So here I've chosen to do 531. Now that we have added the beads, we enclose the other end of the wire, creating a loop. And then create loops on the other two teardrop shapes. Bending the wire over itself towards the back of the earring. In creating the loops, try to keep the wire in the same place in your pliers every time so that the loops remain consistent in size with each teardrop shape. Now we can go on and I'll show you how to finish the earrings. And then we will flatten down those loops with our flat nose pliers. And here we will do the final adjusting to the teardrop shape before adding it to the jump ring. The next step is adding the teardrops to the jumping. Using the flat nose pliers, twist the chimp brain to the side to open it. And now we can add the wire starting with the largest teardrop, which is gold, will place one loop onto the jump ring. And then we will add one loop of the middle teardrop. Then when we add the smallest teardrop shape, we will put both loops on to the jump ring. And now we can add the other ends of the copper and gold wire. And then we will also add the ear wire, making sure that the front of the ear wire is towards the front of the teardrop shapes. And then we can close the jump bring. Lastly, to help the earrings dangle will shape the wire by holding it at the top and bottom. When teardrop at a time gently pull the wire apart. Especially focused on the two middle wires so that they can swing easily in the hearing. I hope you enjoyed this class. I'll see you in the next one.