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Playing with Hoops


About this design:

Love My Art Jewelry just posted their next boot camp...It's all about Hoops! Their first post includes a detailed video tutorial on how to make some awesome basic hoops.
Come and play with me on this one!
http://lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/08/boot-camp-hoops.html
These earrings are my first attempt to make a hoop that includes the ear wire, using one continuous piece of wire. Working it out in silver plated craft wire first, before trying it in sterling silver. It's 20 g., but I think I'm going to try 18 g. next.

Components:

silver plated wire, glass briolette beads



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this, have to try myself, how is the shape holding, did you tumble?

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! I really like your design. :)

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Well,these are FABULOSO! I tried to figure out how you did it,without watching the video.
    (Think I dmaged my brain). It is a good idea to use craft wire first,cuz the price of SS right now? Jeeze it’s high.
    I’ll watch the video,as soon I stop bleeding from my ears and nose..ha ha ha! ;)
    Seriously..this is a very exciting design. Beautiful work!!

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hello, friends! I’ll try to clarify a few things for you.
    These particular earrings are not from the video.
    The video shows simple round hoops. Classic design.

    I lightly hammered the shape of these with a chasing hammer to work harden and flatten the wire a bit.

    I used a large marker pen to bend the ear wire part of these and a large pill bottle to round out the bottom of the larger hoop.

    Hope that helps a bit.

  5. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    great. Love your work.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous! Would you use half hard sterling?

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Awesome!

  8. EARHEAD
    EARHEAD says:

    Love them, these are totally amazing! I only make earrings and these are pretty cool.

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, Becky…good question about the wire.
    I’m not sure how half hard 18 or 20 gauge sterling would be to work with in this design. I’ve only used half hard wire in smaller gauges. I do work harden the design with the chasing hammer to hold it’s shape.
    Perhaps someone else with more experience would like to weigh in on this.

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love! They’re so graceful looking! I may actually try these for my first bendy wire project….

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are so pretty, what a lovely design! I’ve been working on earwires lately that are more fancy with spirals. I’m going to have to try some of these.

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great earrings!

  13. HeidiG
    HeidiG says:

    Beautiful!!

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