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  Hoops-n-Loops Jewelry Set

 
By: Suzie Garner 
Techniques: Stringing & Beading 
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: 
Earring Materials
•18 ga Artistic Wire® (approximately 21 inches)
 •10 mm round beads (2), 8 mm round beads (2), 6 mm round beads (2)
 •2” headpins (6)
 •18 ga x 4 mm (inside diameter) jump rings (10)
 • ear wires (1 pair) 
Bracelet Materials:
 •18 ga Artistic Wire® (approximately 23 inches)
 •20 ga Artistic Wire® (approximately 28 inches)
 •10 mm round beads (8)
 •18 ga x 4 mm (inside diameter) jump rings (4) 
•18 ga x 6 mm (inside diameter) jump rings (5) 
•clasp of your choice (1)
Necklace Materials
•18 ga Artistic Wire® (approximately 44 inches) 
•20 ga Artistic Wire® (approximately 42 inches) 
•10 mm round beads (13), 8 mm round bead (1), 6 mm round bead (1) 
•1 ½” lengths of chain (6) (odd number links) 
•3 ½” lengths of chain (2) (odd number links) 
 • 2” headpins (3) •18 ga x 4 mm (inside diameter) jump rings (19)
 •18 ga x 6 mm (inside diameter) jump rings (8) clasp of your choice (1) 
 •Note: Chain lengths must contain an odd number of links for the necklace to lie correctly.
Tools: 
• Flush cutter pliers 
•round nose pliers/chain nose pliers 
• (2) nylon jaw pliers
• Ruler
• Small mandrel (1/2”-5/8”)
•medium mandrel (3/4”-7/8”)
• large mandrel (1”-9/8”)
•Mandrels can be made from any cylindrical item (wooden dowel, pvc pipe, vitamin bottle)


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Instructions
 

Instructions for the components needed for each project: Hoops (All Projects)

(1) Straighten and flush cut the appropriate length of 18 gauge wire for the size hoop you wish to make - small hoop (2 ¾”), medium hoop (3 ½”), large hoop (4”). (2) Make a simple loop on both ends of the length of wire. (3) While holding one simple loop flat against the mandrel with your thumb, wrap the remaining wire around the appropriate mandrel - small hoop (1/2” - 5/8”) mandrel, medium hoop (3/4” - 7/8”) mandrel, large hoop (1”- 9/8”) mandrel. (4)Take the hoop off the mandrel and gently adjust it so that the simple loops are just touching each other (kissing). You may wish to harden the hoop with nylon jaw pliers.

Wrapped Bead (Necklace, Bracelet)

(1)Using 20 ga wire, make a wrapped loop on both sides of a 10 mm bead.

Double Hoop/Bead Component (DH/BC) (Necklace, Bracelet)

(1) Make (2 small) hoops as per Hoops instruction. (2) Make (2) wrapped beads as per Wrapped Bead instruction. (3) With chain nose pliers, open one of the simple loops on one of the small hoops you created. Open the loop as you would a jump ring so that the loop retains its shape. (4) Slide one of the loops from a 10 mm wrapped bead through the loop you just opened (step 3) and dangle the bead from the hoop. (5) Close the opened loop. (6) Rotate the dangling wrapped bead so that the unattached wrapped loop is nestled between the (kissing) simple loops. You’ve just created a beaded hoop. (7) Repeat steps 3-6 with the other 10 mm wrapped bead and small hoop. (8) Pair up the two beaded hoops you just created, facing them looped side to looped side. You should have 6 loops facing each other (4 simple loops and 2 wrapped loops). (9) Using an 18 ga x 6 mm (inside diameter) jump ring connect all the loops thus, linking the two beaded hoops together.

Bead Dangle (Necklace, Earring)

(1) Using a 2” headpin, make a wrapped loop on the side opposite the head of the pin.

Instructions For Earrings:

(1)Make (2) of each size hoops - small, medium, large (2) Make (2) of each size bead dangles - 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm (3) Using a 4 mm jump ring, link the two simple loops of a medium hoop thus, closing the hoop. (4) Using a 4 mm jump ring, link the two simple loops of the large hoop while simultaneously hanging a 10 mm bead dangle inside the hoop. (5) With chain nose pliers open one of the simple loops on a small hoop. Open the loop as you would a jump ring so that the loop retains its shape. (6) Slide a 6 mm bead dangle through the loop you just opened and onto the small hoop. The 6 mm bead should now be dangling from the bottom of the small hoop. Close the open loop. (7) Using a 4 mm jump ring, link the two simple loops of the small hoop while simultaneously hanging an 8 mm bead dangle inside the hoop. (8) Using a 4 mm jump ring, hang the large hoop off the bottom of the medium hoop’s 4 mm jump ring (hang from the jump ring and NOT the actual hoop). (9) Using a 4 mm jump ring, hang the small hoop off the bottom of the medium hoop. (10) Repeat steps 3-9 to create the second earring. (11) Attach ear wires to complete the earrings.

Building the Bracelet:

(1) Make Double Hoop/Bead Components - 4 pcs (2) Using 4 mm jump rings (3), link Double Hoop/Bead Component (4) together. (3) Using a 4 mm jump ring attach the clasp to one end of the bracelet. (4) Attach a 6 mm jump ring to the opposite end of the bracelet.

Building the Necklace:

(1) Make the pendant by following the instructions for making one earring. Skip the final step of attaching an ear wire and attach a 4 mm jump ring followed by a 6 mm jump ring. (2) Make Double Hoop/Bead Components (6). (3)Using 4 mm jump rings, link Double Hoop/Bead Components (3) together with 1 ½” lengths of chain (3), and a 3 ½” length of chain (1). PATTERN: 1 ½” chain, DH/BC, 1 ½” chain, DH/BC, 1 ½” chain, DH/BC, 3 ½” chain (4)Repeat step 3 to make the other side of the necklace. (5) Using a 4 mm jump ring attach the clasp to the 3 ½” length of chain on one side of the necklace. (6) Attach a 6 mm jump ring to the 3 ½” length of chain on the other side of the necklace. (7) Complete the necklace by attaching the two sides of the necklace to the 6 mm jump ring at the top of the pendant. To change the length of the necklace, simply adjust the lengths of chain. Remember to only use an odd number of links.


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