Embroidered Hoops

A lovely pair of earrings using couching technique—easy and very beneficial to learn. What a perfect project for the beginner “coucher”!

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We particularly love the simplistic beauty these earrings have to offer. The beads are applied using an embroidery technique called couching where the sterling wire takes the place of embroidery floss. Designer, Nancy Wickman emphasizes that couching is an easy and very beneficial technique to learn!  C’mon, grab those tools and add a little silvery- sparkle to your ears!
Required Materials: 20-gauge half hard wire, 10" 28-gauge dead soft wire, 30", 2mm beads, 38-40.Ruler. Sharpie fine point marker or other round mandrel ½" in diameter.
Tools Needed: Flush cutters. Flat nose pliers Chain nose pliers. Small piece of painter’s tape. Small file or emery board.
Techniques Used: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry, April/May 2010

SKU: EP3039

Author/Speaker/Editor: Nancy Wickman

Format: eProject