Earring Hoop

 

You’ll find it surprisingly easy to form an earring hoop, the foundation for classic bangles and other earring styles. Our example uses a Sterling Silver Earring Beading Hoop, and a set of chain nose pliers.

Making the Earring Hoop

Sterling silver earring hoops come circularly shaped, with a loop at one end and a straight tip at the other. To make a simple clasp so that the earring can be closed and re-opened with ease, all you need to do is use the tip of the chain nose pliers to bend the straight edge. If you make a sharp right angle about a centimetre from the end, pointing upward, you will have created a simple hook. This change is simple, but goes a long way in making all the difference between a sterling silver hoop and a sterling silver earring!