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Make a cute wirework angel
This basic angel design can be used for several different purposes. Both to make cute earrings, but also for instance used as a Christmas decoration.

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  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 40cm of wire and make a triangle shape in the middle with a base of approximately 1.5cm. To make it a more rounded shape use a pair of round nose pliers or bail making pliers to create the bends.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place your bail making pliers 3cm up the wire and bring the tail around the pliers to create a curve. Repeat on the other side, so the wires cross each other in the middle.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 3
    Step 3

    On one side at a time, place a pair of chain nose pliers approximately 7mm down from the curve you just made, and fold the wire over the pliers back on itself.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 4
    Step 4

    Create your next curve on either side in the same way as previously. Place your chain nose pliers slightly further down the wire, then bring it back on itself.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue until you come to make the fourth curve, where you want to bring the length on one side underneath the angel, to lay flat next to the other wire.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make the fourth curve on the opposite side and bring that length over, to lay flat next to the other wire.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a larger step on your bail making pliers, bring one length around it to make a loop for the shape of the head.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 8
    Step 8

    Following the same shape, repeat with the other wire. Your wires will then be pointing downwards to each their own side.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Wirework Angel - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut off one wire at a time where it overlaps with the bottom of the head shape, so the end of the wire meets up with the side of the same wire.

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Susan G.
Susan G. · Radium, Kansas, US
absolutely love this angel
CSLdesigns
CSLdesigns · 8 projects
Thank you very much Susan
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