Hammered Hoops

by Lynda Carson.
(Fresh Baked Designs – Spring Valley, CA)

Copper hammered hoop earrings - Lynda Carson

I’ve wanted to try this style of hoop for a while now. Today was the day.

So I started with thick copper wire from the garage stash, maybe 12 gauge…flush cutting two 2 1/2 pieces.

Annealed the wire with the micro-torch, so it was more malleable and bent them into U shapes.

Then, the hammering for definition and texturing.

Used one of my favorite tools to punch holes to hold the sterling silver ear wires (made from 20 gauge wire).

Punched more holes on the bottom edges to attach bronze fresh water coin pearls.

Filed, sanded, and polished to a beautiful finish.

I’ll definitely make more of these!

by Lynda Carson
Fresh Baked Designs

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