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Black Spinel Hoop Earrings

Black Spinel Hoop Earrings

This jewellery making project is great to try if you're a jewellery making beginner. We've used sparkling black spinel briolettes but you can choose any beads you wish.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Begin by wire wrapping the spinel briolette using 0.3mm sterling silver wire. You can see step by step instructions with photos here.

2. Next, cut approximately 15cm of 0.8mm sterling silver wire.

3. Use round nose pliers to form a loop at the top of the wire.

4. Shape the hoop earring around a mandrel or a small round object.

5. Slide on the wire wrapped briolette onto the hoop.

6. Use round nose pliers to create a loop at the end of the wire, wrapping around the bottom of the other loop. Use snipe nose pliers to adjust the loops if necessary.

7. Use snipe or flat nose pliers to open the loop of the earwire and attach the hoop - close using the pliers.

8. Gently squeeze the nylon coated pliers over the wire to smooth and shape it. This will also help to stiffen the wire.

9. Repeat these steps for the other earring hoop.

SUGGESTED TOOLS FOR THIS PROJECT

Side cutters

Round nose pliers

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers

You may like to get our pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

CUSTOMISE YOUR KIT

Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies.

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HELPFUL PAGES

How to wire wrap a briolette bead

JEWELLERY MAKING BOOKS

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover


The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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Total price for all items: £28.60

Black Spinel Faceted Heart Briolette Beads, Approx 8-12mm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £6.60
Additional information: Matching please

Professional Double Nylon Jaw Flat Nose Pliers

Quantity: 1
Total price: £13.95