Petiole Hoops

Decorate your ears with these gemstone embellished teardrop hoop earrings!

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Create your own basic hoop that can easily be customized to fit your style. Mix wire types, accents, and colors for a look that is your own. Add this technique to your skillset and watch your design possibilities grow!

Required Materials:

  • 3–4mm faceted gemstone rondelles (I used prehnite)
  • 4–5mm straight drill gemstone briolettes (I used peridot)
  • 18-gauge half hard or dead soft sterling silver wire
  • Sterling silver beads with 2mm openings
  • 26-gauge sterling silver head pins
  • Sterling silver ball-end head pins
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • File
  • Chasing hammer
  • Rubber mallet
  • Steel bench block
  • Ring mandrel or dowel measuring 14mm across
  • Liver of sulfur or Black Max
  • Fine steel wool pads
  • Polishing cloth
  • Fine-point Sharpie marker

Technique:  Wirework 

Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry April/May 2012 

SKU: EP5984

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jennifer Trott

Format: eProject

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