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Wire-wrapped Hoop Earring Tutorial

from Jessica Barst
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Wire-wrapped Hoop Earring Tutorial
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Wire-wrapped Hoop Earring Tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic wire-working skills are useful but not necessary as there are complete step-by-step instructions and close up detailed photos.

Pattern Description:

These earrings are such a fun project to make, and once you know the technique you'll be making them in all different colors and sizes!

*Note: Optional items for this tutorial would be required if your preference is to hammer the hoops flat as shown in photos; it's not necessary but a matter of taste. Earrings made without this step are very similar, the wire will still be round and not flattened.

In this tutorial you'll first learn how to make a basic wire hoop, which is a skill that will change your WORLD as a jewelry designer...just wait and see! Once you know these basics, you will be able to make any size you want - I help you figure out how to scale your materials up or down.

Then we'll go through how to wrap your pretty beads onto your brand new hoops and before you know it you'll be reaping in the compliments and getting special requests from your friends!

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Tutorial is 8 pages including front and back cover pages and includes 19 detailed images along with written explanations. File size is 3.6MB.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1.5 inches in diameter

Materials:

  • 9.5" 20 gauge round wire, half hard
  • 28" 26 gauge round wire, dead soft
  • 34 round 4mm beads (faceted or smooth)

You Will Also Need:

  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers (also known as flat needlenose pliers)
  • wire cutters (flush cutters)
  • 320 grit (extra fine) sandpaper
  • 1.25" diameter cylinder or mandrel
  • jewelry hammer (optional*)
  • anvil or bench block (optional*)