Instructions

HOOPS:

  1. Cut two 3-inch lengths of silver wire.
  2. Use round-nose pliers to form small eye loops at each end of both wires.
  3. Wrap each wire around ring mandrel or dowel to form two 3/4-inch circles for the hoops.
  4. Use hammer to flatten and harden both hoops.

SPIRALS:

  1. Cut two 2-1/2-inch lengths of silver wire.
  2. Holding the ends of both wires together as one, wrap wires around the round-nose pliers to form starting loop on each wire. Continue to wrap wires to form two spirals. Form a loop at the top of each spiral. Cut off any excess wire from each.
  3. Use hammer to flatten and harden both spirals.
  4. Use chain-nose pliers to bend top loop to a 90-degree angle to the spiral.

BEAD LINKS:

  1. Cut two 1-inch lengths of silver wire.
  2. Use round-nose pliers to form a starting 1/4-inch-diameter eye loop on one wire.
  3. String one bead on the wire and form a slightly smaller eye loop close to bead.
  4. Repeat with second wire piece to form another bead link.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Use chain-nose pliers to open large eye loop on one bead link.
  2. String one end loop of a hoop, the top loop of a spiral and then the second loop of the same hoop onto large eye loop of bead link.
  3. Close loop on bead link.
  4. Repeat to assemble second earring.
  5. Attach an ear wire to each earring.

Finished Size: Each earring measures 3/4 inch across x 2 inches long.

Craft originally sent in by Diane Arabian of Rochester, New Hampshire