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Star & Hoop Earrings

Star & Hoop Earrings

This jewellery making project is great to try if you're a jewellery making beginner. We've featured our popular sterling silver star charm but you can choose from our huge range of charms available.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Begin by cutting approximately 8cm of 0.8mm sterling silver wire.

2. Use round nose pliers to form a loop at the top of the wire. You can make this loop smaller if you wish as it will only be use to thread the ear wire through. Ensure the end of the loop wire extends a little below the loop.

3. Use snipe nose pliers to create a right angle at the base of the loop. Shape the wire around a mandrel, tube or a small round object.

4. Where the hoop meets, wrap the wire a few times around the space below the small loop catching in the excess wire. Cut the wire using side cutters and use pliers to squeeze and neaten the coil if necessary.

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

6. Using snipe or flat nose pliers, twist open a jump ring, attach the silver hoop and thread on the star charm before closing to secure.

7. Next, simply thread the ear wire through the small loop at the top of the earring and squeeze the ear wire loop a little to ensure the hoop is secure.

8. Repeat these steps for the other earring hoop.

9. Your stunning earrings are now complete.

WATCH OUR VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE A HOOP EARRING

SUGGESTED TOOLS FOR THIS PROJECT

Side cutters

Round nose pliers

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers

Double nylon jaw 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.

Shop charms

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Shop all wire

Shop earwires

HELPFUL PAGES

Choosing wire for jewellery making

Wire wrapping tools and uses

How to work harden jewellery wire

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.

Your shopping list

You can buy all the products in this collection at once by clicking the button below or add individual products by clicking the button beside each one.

Total price for all items: £24.44

Sterling Silver Star Charm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £14.30