Embellished Wire Wrapped Hoop Earrings

Taught by Jessica Barst

In this workshop, you'll make a circle hoop with a bead dangling in the center, or a two-tiered chandelier style earring... or both!

With my close-up, point of view videos, it's easy to follow along as you go.


What you'll learn: 

- make your own strong, sturdy wire frames and embellish them with your favorite beads

- how to 'work harden' your pieces, if necessary (and how you know if you need to)

- best tips and tricks for wire wrapping frames

- shaping and finishing the ear wire

- make your own simple headpins

- how to wrap a bead dangle


After learning these techniques, you will have opened up a world of possibilities and combinations, limited only by your imagination.


Enroll now for immediate lifetime access to these lessons, taught by a professional jewelry designer!

About this Course

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 19:33 minutes

CLOSED CAPTIONS: yes (English)

FORMAT: streaming videos (HD) / on demand

SCHEDULE: 100% self paced learning with unlimited lifetime access

INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT: yes! Ask questions and share photos of your work, any time :)

SKILL LEVEL: beginner - intermediate

These lessons walk you through all the steps for making these earrings from start to finish, but it does assume you understand the basics of jewelry wire and the proper tools.

My Wire Wrapping for Beginners class is highly recommended for anyone working with wire for the first time before trying these projects - it will catch you up on all the important basics, including choosing the correct tools and wire, making simple loops, making wire wrapped loops, and so much more!

Tools & Materials

- round nose pliers

- chain nose pliers

- flat nose pliers (OPTIONAL)

- flush cutters

- nylon jaw chain nose pliers

- 20 gauge wire, half hard (*NOTE: since we will be filing the end of this wire, you may want to avoid plated wires as the inner core will become exposed*)

- 26 gauge wire, preferably dead soft

- 4 mm round beads

- 6 to 7 mm round beads

- rubber or steel bench block (OPTIONAL)

- rubber or rawhide mallet (OPTIONAL) - I prefer size #1 (1.25" diameter)

- fine point sharpie marker (or similar size object to use as a mandrel)

- small metal file OR nail file

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Supply List

  • 2

    Circle 'Halo' Hoop Earrings

    • Making the circle frames

    • Work hardening the frame (optional)

    • Embellishing the frame - adding the beads

    • Forming the ear wire

    • Adding a center bead

  • 3

    Two - Tiered Wire Wrapped Earrings

    • Making the teardrop shaped frames

    • Adding the beads + finishing up

Reviews

5 star rating

Jessica hits another HOME RUN!

Kim Huff

I just love attending Jessica's jewelry classes. She not only has a great video showing every step, but she is so good at explaining in easy simple language how to do things. If you haven't already taken her "Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping for Beg...

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I just love attending Jessica's jewelry classes. She not only has a great video showing every step, but she is so good at explaining in easy simple language how to do things. If you haven't already taken her "Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping for Beginners" I strongly suggest signing up. Probably THE BEST class I have taken in my jewelry making venture. Thank you Jessica for all you do.

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Another Wonderful Class

Dianna Purdue

What can I say,Jess did it again!!! I love her videos and I love the fact that I can watch them again and again. Thank you Jess.

What can I say,Jess did it again!!! I love her videos and I love the fact that I can watch them again and again. Thank you Jess.

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Must Have Course!

Paul Sammons

Well, she does it again. Clear, detailed and easy to follow instructions. She tells you all the sizes of beads and wire you'll need to complete these gorgeous earrings. Tools also. The camera work and clarity is superb. Thank you again for ...

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Well, she does it again. Clear, detailed and easy to follow instructions. She tells you all the sizes of beads and wire you'll need to complete these gorgeous earrings. Tools also. The camera work and clarity is superb. Thank you again for a wonderful tutorial Jessica!

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Instructor

Jessica Barst

Professional Jewelry Designer and Instructor

Jessica Barst is a professional jewelry designer and instructor who has designed collections and exclusive items for Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Zales, Macy’s, JC Penney, Crow’s Nest catalogue, and many more!

Jessica has dedicated her entire life to designing jewelry and teaching others new techniques, and she specializes in helping beginners master difficult techniques with ease.

She has spent many years perfecting her craft - join one of Jessica’s jewelry courses today and let her guide you on your own jewelry making journey!