Oblong Hoops

Elegant pearls are beautifully offset by wire in these perfectly balanced earrings.

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Boost your skills and craft this earring set that is anything but mainstream. Heavy gauge wire is perfectly accented by delicate pearls. Have fun wearing this pretty earring set perfect for both casual and dressy looks alike.
Required Materials:
  • 14-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
  • 16-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
  • 24-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
  • 20-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
  • 7mm white potato pearl
  • Large round-nose pliers
  • Small round-nose pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Ring mandrel
  • Chasing hammer
  • Rawhide mandrel
  • Steel bench block
  • Micro torch and butane
  • Bowl with water to quench
  • Jewelry file or .8mm cup bur
  • Size 11 (8mm) bamboo knitting needle or Sharpie pen
  • Liver of sulfur
  • 0000 steel wool
  • Lortone rotary tumbler
  • Stainless steel jewelry shot
Technique: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry Aug/Sept 2012

SKU: EP6021

Author/Speaker/Editor: Stacie Florer

Format: eProject

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Customer Reviews

Quick and Fun meets Rugged, but Classy. Review by Paula B-DL

The project has clear directions and helpful photos. It took me about 2.5 hours to complete the pair. I especially liked the ear wire instructions. They were easy to follow and created a sturdy, well formed component. The classy pearl framed by the forged and oxidized metal creates a lovely picture; "Rugged, but Classy".

(Posted on 3/9/14)