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Well rounded briolette hoop earrings

String easy hoop earrings in an array of bright colors!

Round out your spring ensemble with a perennial favorite. Hoop earrings add the finishing touch with dainty crystal briolettes and seed beads. Universally flattering, they’re a top pick for no-fuss accessorizing.

SUPPLIES 

  • 14 briolettes, approximately 6 x 10mm
  • 1g 8/0 hex-cut seed beads
  • 1g 11/0 seed beads
  • 9 in. (23cm) 22-gauge half-hard wire
  • 2 crimp beads
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • metal file or emery board
  • 35mm-film canister or other round object
  • crimping pliers (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS

Well rounded briolette hoop earrings Step 1
1. Cut a 4 1⁄2-in. (11.4cm) piece of wire. Wrap it around a film canister or other round object.
Well rounded briolette hoop earrings Step 2
2. String an alternating pattern of seven briolettes and 11/0 seed beads. Center the beads on the wire.
Well rounded briolette hoop earrings Step 3
3. On each end, string an alternating pattern of five 11/0s and five 8/0 seed beads. String five 11/0s.
Well rounded briolette hoop earrings Step 4
4. On one end, string a crimp bead and crimp it.  Approximately 1⁄2 in. (1.3cm) from the end, bend the wire up. File the end.
Well rounded briolette hoop earrings Step 5
5. On the other end, trim the excess wire to 1⁄4 in. (6mm) and make a plain loop.
Well rounded briolette hoop earrings alternate color
Use different combinations of briolettes and seed beads to create different looks to match your new spring wardrobe!
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