Erika Pal's Charm Hoop Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads. You can vary the size of these hoops, both smaller and larger.
Charm Hoop Earrings
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Wrapping, Beading
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
You can vary the size of these hoops, both smaller and larger. And this technique could be adapted to a bracelet as well.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $18.39
  • Gold Club Price: $13.79
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 32.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.07
  • Gold Club Price: $2.30
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Instructions
Step 1
For 1 earring cut 2 base wires of the 18ga (1 mm) or 20ga (0.8 mm) wire, with the length of 12 inches (30 cm), each.
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Step 2
Take 1 of these base wires, bend it in half as shown here.
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Step 3
Continue to bend the wire ends to the opposite directions until they cross over each other, making a 0.5 cm big loop with the center of the wire.
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Step 4
Take the second base wire. Hold the center of with the chain nose pliers, then bend it in half, making a V shape with it. Position these 2 wires close, as shown here.
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Step 5
Move the bent center of the second base wire close to the loop of the first base wire.
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Step 6
Cut a16 inches (40 cm) long weaving wire of the 26ga (0.4 mm) or 28ga (0.3 mm) wire. Hold both base wires together, then position the initial end of the weaving wire behind the 2 base wire ends on the upper side.
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Step 7
Wrap the weaving wire 3 times around both base wire ends on the upper side.
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Step 8
Push the woven part close to the bent center of the base wires.
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Step 9
Now wrap it 3 times around the lower side of the base wires.
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Step 10
Add a bead to the weaving wire, of a size between 4-6 mm. This one is 6 mm.
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Step 11
Take the left upper base wire, bend it downwards, bending it all around the upper side of the bead.
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Step 12
Take the left lower base wire, bend it upwards, bending it all around the lower side of the bead.
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Step 13
Now wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the crossing point of these 2 recently bent base wires.
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Step 14
Bend these 2 base wire ends slightly backwards, so we can easily work with the other upper and lower base wire end.
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Step 15
Add another bead of the same size.
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Step 16
Take the left upper base wire, bend it downwards, bending it all around the upper side of the bead.
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Step 17
Take the left lower base wire, bend it upwards, bending it all around the lower side of the bead.
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Step 18
Again, wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the crossing point of these 2 recently bent base wires.
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Step 19
Add another bead of the same size.
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Step 20
Take the left upper base wire, bend it downwards, bending it all around the upper side of the bead.
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Step 21
Take the left lower base wire, bend it upwards, bending it all around the lower side of the bead, then wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the crossing point.
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Step 22
Follow the same steps until you add 14 beads.
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Step 23
After the last wrap, cut off the extra weaving wire end behind the crossing point of the base wires.
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Step 24
Repeat the same bending steps with the base wires, one more time, without a bead.
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Step 25
Now again, take the left upper base wire, bend it downwards.
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Step 26
Take the left lower base wire, bend it upwards.
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Step 27
Bend the 2 upper base wire ends exactly in the same way as shown on this picture.
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Step 28
Now bend the 2 lower base wire ends upwards, as shown here.
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Step 29
Leave a 0.5 cm end on the upper base wires, cut off the extra wire ends.
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Step 30
With the help of the chain nose pliers, start to bend these short wire ends backwards.
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Step 31
Pressure them with the pliers until they are completely closed.
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Step 32
Leave a 0.5 cm long end on the 2 lower base wires, cut off the extra wire ends.
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Step 33
Bend the short wire ends completely backwards, then pressure them with the chain nose pliers, until they are completely closed.
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Step 34
For the ear wire cut a 2 inches (5 cm) long base wire.
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Step 35
Hold one end of this wire tight within the round nose pliers, then bend the wire end inwards, making an open loop with it.
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Step 36
Insert this open loop into the loop of the earring, then pressure it until it is completely closed.
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Step 37
Shape the ear wire exactly in the same way as shown here. Use a nail file to make the wire end smooth.
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Step 38
Repeat all these steps to make the second earring. Your beautiful earrings are ready.
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