Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. I designed these earrings from the color palette of a photograph I took of a red poppy.
Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe
by Debbie Blair
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I designed these earrings from the color palette of a photograph I took of a red poppy. Nature always inspires!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Red Brass Wire
H3-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.90
  • Gold Club Price: $0.67
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24 Gauge Round Half Hard Red Brass Wire
H3-24H
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.70
  • Gold Club Price: $1.27
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Seed Beads size 15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Size 8 seed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
brass ear wires
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Plier
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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6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.87
  • Gold Club Price: $7.40
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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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4oz Ball Peen Hammer with Wooden Handle
G3-36
  • G3-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Wubbers X-Large Round Mandrel Pliers
G2-1304
  • G2-1304
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $35.97
  • Gold Club Price: $26.98
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 5 1/4" piece of 18-gauge wire. Form a simple loop on one end and then bend the loop into a 90-degree angle. Use a dowel to shape the wire into a hoop that's about 1 1/4" in diameter. Repeat this step to form a second hoop.
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings
Step 2
Cut the 24-gauge wire into eleven 2" segments. Use a hammer and bench block to flatten one end of each wire into a paddle. String 1" of small seed beads onto one piece of wire to form the center dangle.
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings
Step 3
Use a second wire to string 7/8" of beads. Use a third wire to string 3/4" of beads. Use a fourth wire to string 5/8" of beads. Use a fifth wire to string 1/2" of beads. Use a sixth wire to string 3/8" of beads. Repeat this step to form a second set of matching dangles.
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings
Step 4
Form a simple loop onto the end of each wire dangle, snug against the last seed bead strung.
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings
Step 5
String a large copper seed bead onto one of the hoops and then add the dangles in graduated order so the largest is in the center and the smallest are on each end, making sure to add a copper seed bead in between each dangle. Repeat this step to form a second earring.
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings
Step 6
Bend the free end of the wire on the hoop and feed it through the loop on the other end of the hoop. Form a simple loop and trim ends if needed. Hammer the hoop to work harden and add texture. Add an ear wire. Repeat this step on the remaining earring.
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings
Debbie Blair's Red Poppy Hoop Earrings with Beaded Fringe - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, red poppy hoop earrings