Okay guys, it’s back to work for me LOL. I had a good time with my family and relatives this very recent Christmas and now it’s learning and making jewelry time for me! I promised the fans over at the Fanpage before Christmas to share how I did these cute pair of earrings but I was not able to post the steps. Well, promise is a promise so here it is By the way, special thanks to Yusonda Whitaker for giving the name “Blue Daisy Hoops.”
Materials and tools needed:
20ga wire 26ga or 28ga wire
Some seed beads
12 x 6mm round bead
Flat nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Mandrel or any rounded object
Step 1: Creating the earring hoops
Cut 7 inches 20ga wire. Using a flat nose or long nose pliers bend the wire 90 degrees at 0.5cm mark.
Bring up your round nose pliers and make a loop with the bent tip of the wire.
Bring up your mandrel, choose how big you want the earring hoop and wrap the wire like shown in this picture. On this tutorial the wire is wrapped at size 12 of the mandrel.
Take of the earring hoop from the mandrel and cut the excess wire a few centimeters from the loop.
Then bend the tip of the wire upward and insert into the loop. You now have one earring hoop.
Step 5: Bead wrapping with wire
Cut 20 inches 26ga or 28ga wire and wrap the end of the wire onto the earring hoop at least 3 times.
Slide in 1 round bead then bring the wire upward.
Then wrap the wire once onto the loop while bringing the wire downward. Repeat this step until you have about 6 round bead wrapped onto the loop.
After wrapping the 6th round bead wrap the wire 3 times.
After wrapping 3 times onto the earring hoop, wrap the wire once onto the wire from the 6th round bead shown in arrow.
As you wrap bring the wire downward and position the wire beside the round bead. Now you’re ready to start weaving the seed beads.
Step 7: Weaving the seed beads
Slide in 6 seed beads.
Then wrap the wire once onto the wire from the previous round bead shown in arrow.
Pull tight. Adjust the wire and make a half circle/loop just below the round bead with the seed beads.
Repeat Step 7, weaving the seed beads for the rest of the round beads.
When you reach the 6th round bead, wrap once onto the wire shown in arrow, similar to what you did on Step 6 but this time, going upward. Then wrap securely onto the earring hoop.
Cut excess wire and you’re done! Repeat Step 1 to 10 and create the other pair.
Hope you like your new Blue Daisy Hoops Earrings!
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