Tiered Hoop Earrings

PROJECT E8067
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These delicate artisan earrings showcase graduated rows of wire-formed hoops with dangling Czech glass beads. The tiered design is achieved using the BeadSmith 6-piece Wooden Mandrel Set with 22 gauge craft wire.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Pair of Wire Wrapped Tiered Hoop Earrings. In this video, you will learn from start to finish how to create this design using 22 gauge craft wire with the BeadSmith 6-Piece Wooden Mandrel Set. First you will see how to cut and form the wire into hoops using mandrels ranging from 3/8 to 7/8 inch in diameter. Next, you will see how to connect the tiered hoops using simple wire loops. You will also see how to attach an earring hook using an 8mm jump ring. Finally, you will see how to add beads to the design using head pins and wrapped wire loops.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-2900 - Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 11mm, Burnt Orange Opaline with Picasso Finish, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
    Project uses 2 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-01061 - Czech Fire Polished Glass, Donut Rondelle Beads 5x3.5mm, 50 Pieces, Lazure Blue
    Project uses 14 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2233 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 26 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5477 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5215 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4030 - Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0164 - BeadSmith 6-Piece Wooden Mandrel Set For Wire Forming - Includes Storage Case
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Ingredients BCP-2900, BCP-01061, WNT-2233, FJR-5477, FHP-5215, FEA-4030,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 11mm, Burnt Orange Opaline, Picasso, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$6.04 / Package | SKU: BCP-2900
Czech Fire Polished Glass, Donut Rondelle Beads 5x3.5mm, 50 Pieces, Lazure Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.26 / Package | SKU: BCP-01061
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire, 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.75 / Package | SKU: WNT-2233
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-5477
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.60 / Package | SKU: FHP-5215
Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$13.85 / Package | SKU: FEA-4030
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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