Dazzling Half-Hoop Earrings
Make dazzling earrings with Bead Gallery vintage sliders.
Designed by Barb Switzer.
- Curved Sliders – Crystal-studded (2)
- Glass Faceted, 7x13mm – Silver (2)
- Artistic Wire, 24 ga. – Silver (5")
- Earring Wires – Silver (2)
- Jump Rings – Silver (2)
- Wire Cutters
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
Cut two 2½" pieces of 24 ga. wire.
Bend the wire to 90° using chain nose pliers. Slide a faceted drop bead onto the wire so it sits next to the bend. Grasp next to the bead using chain nose pliers and make a second 90° bend.
Cross the wires over each other. Wrap one wire around the other to create a wire wrap. Trim off any excess wire after wrapping around the second wire twice. DO NOT cut the second wire.
Make a 90° bend above the wrapping. Use round nose pliers to form a small loop. Before wrapping the loop, slide it through one of the holes of the slider bar. Wrap the remaining wire above and then over the top of the previous wraps, securing the dangle to the spacer bar.
Open a jump ring. Slide the ring through the second hole of the spacer bar. Slide the loop of an ear wire onto the jump ring. Close the jump ring.
Repeat all steps to make a second earring.