Wire wrapped bohemian hoops

Bohemian-style wire wrapped hoops with silver beads and dangly brushed metal discs.

Originally Designed By...

Hamish_McTavish

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The finished article

Wire wrapped bohemian hoops
Kit Required
  • Ear Wire - Silver
  • 4mm Jump Ring - Platinum
  • Memory Wire
  • Brass Wire
  • Brushed Metal Small Circle Charm
  • Silver Round Spacer Bead

Kit: £10.95

Step by step:

Start

Wire wrapped bohemian hoops

Use cutters to cut a loop of memory wire, make sure that the loop overlaps by around 15mm. Take your round nose pliers and create a small loop at one end.

Wrapping

Wire wrapped bohemian hoops

Take the 0.4mm wire and start tightly wrapping around the memory wire close to the loop you just made in step one. Continue wrapping until about 10mm has been covered, then slide one of the silver spacer beads onto the memory wire. Hold the bead in place and continue wrapping on the other side of the bead to hold it in place.

More wrapping!

Wire wrapped bohemian hoops

Continue in a pattern of wrapping for 10mm and placing a bead until you have six sections, then use cutters to trim off the excess wire.

Bead, disc, bead, disc, bead, disc...

Wire wrapped bohemian hoops

Next create an alternating pattern of one spacer bead and one silver disc, use ten discs for each earring.

Finishing off

Wire wrapped bohemian hoops

Repeat the exact same wrapping/bead process from step 2 on the other side of the bead/disc section until you reach the end of the memory wire. Leave enough un-wrapped wire to bend round and make a hook which will slot into the loop you made in step 1. Use a jump ring to link the ear wire to this same loop. The earring is now complete! Time to make the other and complete the pair. You could try different coloured accent beads or coloured enamel discs instead of silver ones?

Member comments

2015-08-12 - Hamish_McTavish

You get plenty of left over materials with this kit to make other earrings/bracelets, the only thing you completely use up is the silver discs! :-)

2015-08-12 - Hamish_McTavish

You get plenty of left over materials with this kit to make other earrings/bracelets, the only thing you completely use up is the silver discs! :-)

2015-08-12 - Hamish_McTavish

You get plenty of left over materials with this kit to make other earrings/bracelets, the only thing you completely use up is the silver discs! :-)

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