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With minimal design, materials, time and effort, you can have a pair of dangle earrings with the help of a 3D printer. This project takes less than an hour and can provide you with earrings that are a perfect match for that outfit or a last-minute gift for a friend or relative. This is also a great project for getting started with Tinkercad or getting students interested in digital fabrication.

Step 1: Assemble Your Tools and Materials

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For this project, you'll need the following items (links have been provided only to offer a product I've actually purchased and found met my needs):

1) Jump Rings

2) Long-nose Pliers - two pair. Jewelry pliers are preferable because they do not have grooves that can scratch or damage the surface of the materials you use them with. However, if you don't have them, just cover the grooves on regular pliers with some masking tape while you are working with the jump rings.

3) Jewelry adhesive

4) Something thin and sharp to poke through holes (T-pins would work well too)

5) Earring posts and backs

6) Access to a 3D printer and .stl design files (you may need a free Tinkercad account)

7) 3D printed earring parts

IVY PORTER4 months ago
this is so cool. great job!
sabu.dawdy4 months ago
jessyratfink4 months ago
How cute and what a great idea to get students excited about fabrication :)