How to Make
Hoop Earrings with Beads


Learn how to make hoop earrings with step-by-step bead jewelry making instructions for five different hoop styles!

Learn How to Make Hoop Earrings with Beads

Learn how to make hoop earrings with step-by-step bead jewelry making instructions for five different hoop styles!

Make Your Own Hoop Earrings in Many Styles!

You're anxious to start making earrings, right? Right!

But first check this need to know information. Then we'll get to the earring projects.

For the hoop earring making projects below, we'll use easy basic wire jewelry making techniques...

  • Making plain wire loops
  • Making wrapped wire loops
  • Wire wrapping with round wire

Remember, to...

  • Wear safety glasses when cutting wire. You don't want a snip of wire getting in an eye!
  • Any prerequisite beading technique is listed at the beginning of the project.

  • If you are a beginner, review the jewelry making technique before starting the earring project.

Gather these jewelry making tools to use in all of the projects...

  • one pair round nose pliers
  • one pair chain nose pliers
  • wire Cutters

Beads and other jewelry making supplies used to make an earring project are listed with the beading instructions for that earring project.

How to Make Hoop Earrings and More Hoops!

Okay, here are the hoop earring projects!...

  • How to Make Hoop Earrings Using a Hoop Earring Finding
  • How to Make Bead Hoop Earrings
  • How to Make Marquise Hoop Earrings
  • How to Make Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings
  • How to Make Dangle Hoop Earrings

How to Make Hoop Earrings Using a Hoop Earring Finding

Prerequisites: How to Make Wire Loops Using Head Pins and
How to Open and Close Jump Rings

Jewelry Making Supplies

  • 2 1" (2.5 cm) head pins
  • 6 6mm round faceted beads*
  • 2 lever back earring findings
  • 1 hoop earring finding

*I used smoky quartz and crystal quartz in this earring project.

How To Make Hoop Earrings

Make and Attach Bead Dangles

1. Using the head pins and beads, make six bead dangles with a plain wire loop above the bead. Leave the wire loop open.

How To Make Hoop Earrings

2. Attach the wire loops of the bead dangles to the loops on the bottom of the hoop earring finding. Close the wire loops.

How To Make Hoop Earrings

3. Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on the lever back earring finding. Attach the wire loop on the top of the hoop earring finding into the open wire loop of the lever back earring finding. Close the wire loop.

How To Make Hoop Earrings

4. And you're done! Simply beautiful...I love these beaded hoop earrings! Don't you just love yours? Wear them anywhere!

How To Make Hoop Earrings

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How to Make Bead Hoop Earrings

  • 2 hoop style beads*
  • 2 lever back earring findings
  • 1 hoop earring finding
  • *I used dyed mother of pearl shell in this earring project.

    How To Make Hoop Earrings

    1. Select a hoop style bead. This is a collection of hoop style beads in dyed mother of pearl shell, tigers eye and black onyx. When you're shopping for jewelry making beads look for beads that are unique, different and can do double duty. These beads can be used to make beaded necklaces too!

    How To Make Hoop Earrings

    2. Insert a head pin into one of the holes in the bead.

    How To Make Hoop Earrings

    3. Make a wrapped wire loop above the bead. Open the wire loop on the lever back earring finding and attach the bead unit. Close the wire loop.

    How To Make Hoop Earrings

    4. Done! Simplicity at its best! I found these hoop style mother of pearl shell beads at a bead supplier in Los Angeles. I made them one evening and wore them to work the next day. I sold two pairs! My co-workers loved them. So do I!

    How To Make Hoop Earrings

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    How to Make Marquise Hoop Earrings

    Prerequisites: How to Make Wire Loops Using Head Pins and How to Make Simple or Plain Wire Loops Using Wire

    Jewelry Making Supplies

    • 2 4" (10.2 cm) lengths of wire 20 (.81 mm) gauge (sterling silver)
    • 2 1" (2.5 cm) head pins
    • 2 8mm beads*
    • 1 cylindrical object about 2 - 2 1/2" (5.1 - 6.4 cm) in circumference (I used a condiment bottle.)
    • 1 fine point marker
    • 1 ruler
    • rubbing alcohol and cotton ball

    *I used Swarovski® cosmic jet crystals in this earring project.

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings

    1. Using wire cutters, cut two 4" (10.2 cm) lengths of wire.

    With a fine point marker, mark each wire at the 3/8" (8 mm) and 2 3/4" (68 mm) measurements.

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings

    2. At the wire's 2 3/4" (68 mm) mark, place the two wires over the center of the cylindrical object and shape or curve the two wires to its shape.

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings



    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings

    3. Using the tip of the round nose pliers, grasp one wire at its 2 3/4" (68 mm) mark. With your index finger and thumb, bend the sides of the with downward, forming a marquise shape. Repeat the process on the second wire.

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings



    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings

    4. For each wire, use the round nose pliers and form a wire loop on the end of the longest wire.

    4. For each wire, use the round nose pliers and form a wire loop on the end of the longest wire. Leave the wire loop open.

    Using the head pins and beads, make two bead dangles with a plain wire loop above the bead. Connect each bead dangle to the wire loop on each marquise earwire. Close all wire loops.



    (These steps are the same as Make and Attach Bead Dangles, Steps 1 and 2 above.)

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings

    5. With an emery board, file smooth the short wire ends of both earrings. Filing the ends smooth, ensures a smoother fit through your earlobe.

    Put a little alcohol on the cotton ball and remove the pen marks from the earwires.

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings

    You're done. You now have sleek and sexy marquise hoop earrings...Wear them out tonight!

    How To Make Hoop Marquise Earrings



    More Beginner Jewelry Making Instructions How to Make Hoop Earrings

    How to Make Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings

    Prerequisite: How to Make Simple or Plain Wire Loops Using Wire

    Jewelry Making Supplies

    • Two 5" (12.7 cm) lengths of 20 (.81 mm) gauge wire (sterling silver)
    • 32 6mm chocolate pearls
    • 1 cylindrical object about 1 1/4" (3.2 cm) in circumference (I used a condiment bottle.)

    Finished width: about 2 1/2" (6.4 cm)

    Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings

    1. For each wire, use the round nose pliers and form a wire loop on one end of the wire, perpendicular to the rest of the wire. Leave the loop slightly open. (You will hook the other end of the earring into it to close the earring.)

    Thread 16 pearls onto each wire. (The holes in the pearls may not be uniform. You may have to go through several before finding enough to fit onto the wire.)

    On the second end of each wire, use the chain nose pliers to bend about 1/4" (5 mm) of wire at a right angle.

    Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings

    Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings
    Wire loop perpendicular to the rest of the wire.

    Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings
    Second end of wire bent at a right angle.
    Earring as it should be when closed.

    2. With an emery board, file smooth the short wire ends of both earrings. Filing the ends smooth, ensures a smoother fit through your earlobe.

    Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings

    A stunning pair of chocolate pearl hoop earrings!

    Chocolate Pearl Hoop Earrings

    More Beginner Jewelry Making Instructions
    How to Make Hoop Earrings

    How to Make Dangle Hoop Earrings

    Prerequisites:

    How to Make a Wrapped Wire Loop Above a Bead

    Jewelry Making Supplies

    • two 1" (2.5 cm) head pins
    • two 25mm round donut beads
    • two 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) lengths of chain
    • two post earring findings with open loops

    How To Make Dangle Hoop Earrings

    1. Make the first half of a wrapped wire loop above each bead. Leave the wire loop open. Attach the loops to each length of chain.

    Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire loop on the post earring finding. Attach the wire loop into the top ring of each length of chain.

    How To Make Dangle Hoop Earrings

    2. Complete both wrapped wire loops. Close the wire loops on both post findings.

    How To Make Dangle Hoop Earrings


    And you're done...Dangle hoop earrings are an easy lesson on how to make hoop earrings, right?

    Well, enough on how to make hoop earrings, for now.

    Next, try making different styles of necklaces found in the How to Make a Necklace Section.

    Or...

    Make coordinating handmade beaded bracelets.


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