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The Bigger the Hoop, the Happier

Are we right to assume that every girl has had a pair of hoop earrings at one time or another? These take the basic hoop to the next level. Added chain gives these earrings a little more movement and eye-catching shimmer. Added bonus? Since they are made with tube, they are nice and light. My ears are rejoicing!

The same technique can be used to make a statement necklace as well. We provide instructions for both!

Step-By-Step Instructions
  1. Anneal all three tubes. This makes the metal softer and easier to bend. Using your Penny Brite clean off any fire scale that may have occurred.

  2. Cut three pieces of 8" wire and cut two 2" pieces of chain. For the earrings, thread an 8" piece of wire through the brass tube and wire wrap either end to either end of the 2" piece of chain. 

  3. Using the Nylon Jaw Bracelet Bending Pliers create your hoop.

  4. With a light squeeze "crimp" the ends of the tube using your Chain Nose Pliers. If your wire wrapped loop is hanging out a bit, tuck it in then crimping the tube. This will ensure that the tube stays in place and won't expose the wire.

  5. Attach the earwire to the center of the chain.

  6. Repeat the same process with the silver tube but cut your finished chain at the center point and wire wrap each end accordingly. Add the jump rings to your blanks and attach to the tube. "Crimp" the ends of the tube to hold the tube in place.

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I made a pair similar to these using the techniques described here, and I hung a few wire wrapped different colored beads and added a few feathers. Wore them to a recent outdoor music festival...received many compliments! Thank you Beaducation...keep these ideas coming!
05/06/2016
Boho Chic Festival Earrings!!!
Related Online Video Classes with Similar Techniques:
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Wire Jewelry Fundamentals with Lisa Niven Kelly
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Making Your Own Earwires with Lisa Niven Kelly
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Basic Loops with Lisa Niven Kelly
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Annealing Metal with Kate Richbourg