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Color Block Triangle Earrings

DIY Color Block Triangle Earrings || Jade and Fern

 

Supplies

  • embroidery floss
  • 20mm gauge wire
  • earring findings
  • clear-drying craft glue, like Tacky Glue
  • needle-nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • embroidery scissors
  • clothespins or paperclips (optional)
Instructions

 

  1. Cut two lengths of wire about 7″ each.
  2. Fold the ends of the wires towards each other to form a triangle shape, leaving “tails” at the top. The easiest way to make the triangles the same size is to hold and bend both wires at the same time during this step (easy to do since the wire is so thin).
  3. Twist the tail ends together a few times (3 should do it) to secure the triangle.
  4. Trim the end of one tail, leaving the other sticking straight up.
  5. Form a small loop with the remaining tail, and thread the earring finding onto the loop.
  6. Tightly close the loop and trim the excess wire.DIY Color Block Triangle Earrings || Jade and Fern
  7. Cut a piece of embroidery floss roughly the length of your arm. Starting on one side of the triangle, apply a dab of glue to the thread, leaving a 1″ tail, and wrap the thread around the wire 3 or 4 times. Using your finger, smear the glue along the wrap and wipe away the excess. Hold here for a few minutes until it’s dry enough to stay in place.
  8. When you’re about 2 coils away from the end, add a dab of glue, wrap 2 or 3 more times, and smear the glue over those last coils as before.
  9. Once the glue has dried enough to stay in place, trim the ends of the threads as close as you can. If some threads are sticking up at the end, you can use a mini smear of glue to secure them.
  10. Repeat the steps above with a second color thread. This round will be much easier since the thread can’t slide around on the wire. Go ahead and get started on the second earring while the first is drying.

And that’s it! I know that seems like a lot of steps, but it’s very easy to do, promise. And look how pretty! Totally worth getting glue on your fingers.


 
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