Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. . This design lends itself well to using different wire combinations as well as different size mandrels.
Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This design lends itself well to using different wire combinations as well as different size mandrels. Try them in lots of combinations for many different looks.

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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
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Classic Wubbers Bent Nose Pliers
G2-1239
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
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Auto Center Punch
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Euro Punch Pliers--Round - Small--1.25mm
PLR-133.60
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16 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-16H
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18 Gauge Round Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-I18-21FT
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Instructions
Step 1
Wrap the wire around the mandrel and remove.
Using heavy duty cutters, cut the coil to make 2 hoops.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 2
Flatten the ends of each wire on the steel bench block to resemble a paddle.

File the paddled ends to remove burrs as necessary using a flat file from the needle file set.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 3
Rest a paddled end on the steel bench block and using the center punch, make a divot in the center of the paddle, repeat with opposite end.

Align the punch pliers at the divot and punch a hole. Repeat with opposite end.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 4
Lay the hoops on the steel bench block and texturize them with the round side of the chasing hammer.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 5
De-burr the drilled holes with the flat file and clean the wire using the 600 grit sandpaper.

Wash with soap and water, dry well then seal the steel wire using a spray sealant or Renaissance Wax per manufacturer's directions.
Step 6
Cut a 12" length of the bronze wire. Overlap the drilled holes in the paddles and thread the wire through both holes.

Center the wire and make a bend to secure it.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 7
Lay the ends of the bronze wires on the steel bench block and flatten into paddles. De-burr with the flat file as necessary.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 8
Hold one end of the wire and begin to wrap the other end randomly. Repeat with opposite end.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 9
Using the bent nose pliers, wrap the paddled ends of the wires around the hoop. Tuck tightly. Wirejewerly_TwistedWireHoops_JFT_P13
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings
Step 10
Attach ear wires.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Twisted Wire Hoop Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, , twisted wire hoop earrings