Make This: Wire-Wrapped Hoop Earrings

Chic and customizable, these simple hoop earrings are the perfect DIY gift.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Time

1-4 hours

Skill level
Intermediate
Time
1-4 hours
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Super chic and easily customizable, these simple hoop earrings are the perfect DIY gift for birthdays and beyond. We used a strand of freshwater pearls to create the pair you see here, but you could also use birthstones – or beads in your favorite color or finish. The possibilities are endless!

You will need

 

Step 1: Cut the wire

Use your flush wire cutters to cut approximately 12 in. / 30 cm. of wire.
 

Step 2: Begin wrapping the wire

 
Take one end of your wire and line it up against your hoop so that the end is directed away from the opening of the hoop. Using the long tail of the wire, start wrapping around the opposite end of wire, being sure to wrap tightly. Once you’ve wrapped about ⅛ in. / 3 mm. of the wire onto the hoop, trim the shorter end that you just covered.
 

Step 3: Add the first bead

Add a bead to your wire and slide it all the way down to the hoop.
 

Step 4: Secure the first bead

 
 
 
Holding the bead with your thumb and index finger, use your other hand to thread the wire through the hoop going from underneath, then upwards, creating a loop. Thread your your wire through the loop you’ve created and pull taut.
 

Step 5: Continue adding beads

 
 
 
Continue adding beads and wrapping as described above. (We used 10 3 mm. freshwater pearls on a 1.5 in. / 4 cm. hoop.)
 

Step 6: Secure the wire

When you finish adding beads, line your wire up with your hoop again, and wrap ⅛ in. / 3 mm. of the wire going back towards your beads. When you’re finished wrapping, thread your wire through a few of the beads.
 

Step 7: Trim the wire

Trim excess wire using your flush wire cutters. Repeat these steps to create a matching pair. Done!
 

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