Tutorial: Hoop and Squiggle Earrings
I found this design on Pinterest, my latest favorite web place. There are a lot of potential variations for this design. Here are a few ideas, 1) Use 2 different metals, i.e. antiqued copper and silver, 2) wrap a bead or crystal at the top and then add this unit, 3) add some seed beads to the top squiggle on the unhammered sections of wire, 4) use twisted wire on part or all of the components. I bet there are other variations. I hope that you will enjoy this tutorial and I hope that it's clear.
Wrap wire around the 20mm mandrel with the hanging loop outward.
Hammer lightly at first to work harden to maintain shape.
Hammer more to give the wire a flattened look.
Continue wire around to form a partial open spiral.
The beginning tip of the wire is now facing downward.
The remainder of the wire is horizontal.
Insert the back of the SRNP. The bottom mandrel will be touching the beginning spiral. Make a wrap around the top mandrel until the wire is going the opposite direction and is horizontal, yet touching the wire below.
Insert the small mandrel of the LRAT. The LRAT is flush and touching the side of the beginning spiral. Make a wrap around the small mandrel until the wire is going the opposite direction and is horizontal, yet touching the wire below.
Use the middle of the SRNP and make a loop going downward on the end of the wire. This will be your hanging wire.
Now its time to add the ear wire.
I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and perhaps used one of the suggested variations.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a joy filled and creative day! Linda