Loops & Hoops Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg.

Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

These fun hoop earrings are super dangly and swingy! 🙂

Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Part of the fun is choosing which jewelry link shapes to combine together.

Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

This is a fast and easy project that yields great results. It would be ideal for a jewelry party or a beginning jewelry workshop.

Supplies:

  • Jewelry connectors / jewelry links in a variety of shapes and sizes.
    I purchased all of mine from various Etsy.com vendors, but other jewelry suppliers carry them too.
    You can do a search on Etsy.com or just on the internet for phrases like:
    “square jewelry connector”
    “circle link pendant”
    “jewelry teardrop links”.
    If you can’t find them anywhere, consider making your own out of wire.
  • A pair of earwires.
  • 2 small jump rings (I used 5mm size).
  • 2 medium jump rings (I used 9mm size).
  • Flat nose and chain nose pliers – for opening and closing jump rings.

How to Make
Loops & Hoops Earrings

I started by getting out my supplies . . .

a collection of jewelry connectors in a variety of geometric shapes and sizes:

Jewelry connectors for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

a pair of earwires:

Earwires for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

and jump rings – two 9mm, and two 5mm:

Jump rings for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Then I chose three jewelry connector shapes to play with:

Choosing jewelry connectors for an earring design - Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

. . . and arranged them together to see how they’d look as an earring:

Playing with design for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

When you’re happy with the jewelry connectors you want to use together, pick up one of your larger jump rings with your chain nose pliers:

Putting the pieces together for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Then use your flat nose pliers to grasp the other side of your jump ring.

Now twist your jump ring open by twisting one of the pliers away from you, while twisting the other pliers toward you:

Opening jump ring for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Now put down your flat nose pliers, and hold the opened jump ring with your chain nose pliers:

Putting together the components for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Start stacking your selected jewelry connectors onto your jump ring.

I started with my big square connector:

Adding square connector to Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Then added my large teardrop connector:

Adding teardrop connector to Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

And finally added my small diamond-shaped connector:

Adding diamond-shaped connector to Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

When you’ve got all your connectors on your jump ring, use your chain nose and flat nose pliers to twist the jump ring shut again:

Twisting jump ring shut for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Open one of your smaller jump rings and string it onto the larger jump ring you just twisted shut; then string your earwire onto the smaller jump ring, and twist it shut again:

Attaching earwire and jump ring to Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Your first earring is finished.

Now make the second earring the same way.

Your pair of earrings may look like something like this:

Finished Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Here’s another pair of earrings I put together – they’re a bit smaller than the first pair.

I chose these jewelry connector shapes – a medium size circle, a medium size oval, and a small oval:

Components for Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

. . . and my finished earrings from these pieces turned out like this:

Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

This style of earrings makes a great gift – and they’re so quick to make that you can even make them at the last minute!

Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Loops & Hoops Earrings - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Want to Learn How to Design
Your Own Wire Jewelry?

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