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How to Attach an Earwire to an Endless Beading Hoop

January 11th, 2012 · 4 Comments

You asked for more detail on how to attach an earwire to an endless beading hoop, so we’re here to help! This quick process will show you close-up detail for each step to help ensure your looks are perfect. These instructions are based on the Learning Center jewelry idea called Lotus Blossom, which uses the endless beading hoop to create cool earrings. Follow these basic steps to start out, and then incorporate your own personal twist to make unique ideas!


Step One:
String the desired beads or charms onto the Endless Beading Hoop.


Step Two:
Make a 90 degree bend approximately ¼ of an inch from the unfinished end of the beading hoop so that it is now facing upward.


Step Three:
Close the beading hoop by inserting the unfinished wire end through the hole on the other side.


Step Four:
Using a pair of round nose pliers, create a simple loop with the straight wire end.


Step Five:
Attach your earwire to the loop on the top of the beading hoop using chain nose pliers.

Repeat these steps for a second earring and get ready to show off your new design!

-Marissa

Tags: Beader's Resource · Jewelry and Craft Ideas

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cindi M // Jan 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

    This technique is so cool! I have tried to use these kind of hoops with little success. I love this idea and am going to use it right away!

  • 2 Lynette // Jan 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I just love this idea. I just got some of the wire the other day. I can wait to try this.

  • 3 Hilda // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:11 am

    What kind of wire are you using?

  • 4 Marissa // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Hi Hilda-

    We actually used an endless beading hoop to create these earrings. Here is the link to the hoop that we used: http://www.artbeads.com/ss-endhp112.html

    The small danling piece is made from jump rings. If you’d like to see a list of components used to create the earrings in a complete idea, read our Lotus Blossom earring idea in the Learning Center here: http://www.artbeads.com/make-earrings-hoops-spring-lotus-blossom.html

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