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Woven Wire Hoop Earrings

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Woven Wire Hoop Earrings
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Woven Wire Hoop Earrings African Style
Woven Wire Hoop Earrings Viking Style

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • How to make a wire spiral
  • Basic wire shaping
  • Wire coiling
  • Wire weaving

Pattern Description:

I created these hoops for a challenge with the theme "Africa". When I think of Africa and jewellery, I think of gold. Long necks covered in stiff gold neckpieces, large gold ear hoops. For this challenge, I decided on the large gold hoops theme.

This tutorial teaches you how to make these woven wire hoop earrings in 16 detailed steps and 17 instructional pictures. Level is intermediate, and you need to know how to make a spiral, have a grip on basic wire shaping, coiling and weaving.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1 1\/2" x 1 1\/4"


  • 18" of 18-20 ga Round Soft or Half Hard Wire
  • 5(tm) of 28-30 ga Round Soft Wire
  • Needle nose or flat nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle file, cup burr or similar
  • Ring mandrel or other mandrel with a diameter of around 1
  • Hammer (optional)
  • Bench block or similar (optional)
  • Tumbler (optional)