Sunday, September 8, 2013

Beaded Wire Hoop Earrings

I saw a bunch of these online a few months ago and decided to try and make some because I have many left over beads from various bracelet projects.  I also LOVE hoop earrings.  Plain hoops, silver or gold plated were my favorite accessory to wear and still would be if I didn't have a son who loves to pull jewelry off me.  Ow.

But I remember rocking hoops since I was in high school!  A teacher of mine asked me if it hurt to wear them because I had these real big ones (she said a bird could make a nest in there...HA HA Ms. Kepner).  Over the years I've had an obsession with hoops.  Thin, thick, rhinestone, plain, large, small.  My favorites are big thin hoops.

I scoured the internet once more and found a bunch of sites with instructions on how to make wire hoops.  I bought some wire and proceeded to make them.



I didn't have hoops on hand so I made that part also.  It's amazing what a tylenol pill bottle can be used for!  Anyway, I tried different sizes and loved the size of the tylenol bottle because the beads adds a few more millimeters to the outside of the hoop.  That means your earring will turn out a little bit bigger than expected.  The earrings above are made with gold plated wire and I made the ear wires too because I didn't have any on hand - you can find instructions on how to make that in the internet too!  I used some leftover turquoise beads and walah!  Beaded hoop earrings.  The wrapping was really easy, just had to prevent the long piece from poking my eye out though.


For these I used rhodium plated wire and did the same except I used smaller beads which turned out real great.  I'll be making a bunch of these for myself and they also make great Christmas gifts!  My fingers itch to make things BUT for now it's busy with packing for the move.  Bleh.

Thanks for reading!
Xoxo, Yolanda