Remade Hoops

Remember when these was all the rage.  The bigger the better.   As fashion comes and goes, so does the accessories.   While I like a simple a hoop, I wonder could more be done with it.  Plus, I didn’t want to add to much embellishment.   I was bending a paper clip when I came up with this idea.

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Supplies you will need:

Hoop earrings

Fish hooks

Eye pins(optional)

beads(optional)

Flat nose or needle nose pliers.

Time: 15 minutes to 25 minutes depending on how much time you invest.

Price – I already had all the supplies needed.

 

 

 

March 21, 2015 40954 PM CDTI had to pull apart the stem from the hook.

 

March 21, 2015 40835 PM CDTSlowly pull the hoop apart.  At the same time, lift the clamp.

 

 

 

March 21, 2015 40724 PM CDTContinue to pull the hoop apart, about one inch.

 

 

March 21, 2015 40451 PM CDTWhile you are pulling apart, you are also lifting the stem to fit into the clamp opening.

 

 

 

March 21, 2015 40336 PM CDTContinue to push the stem as far as it can go or what length you desire.

 

March 21, 2015 40219 PM CDTComplete the same process on the other earring.

 

March 21, 2015 40048 PM CDTGather both earrings together for this next step.  It makes it easier for the earrings to look uniform. Make any adjustments.

 

March 21, 2015 35934 PM CDTNow you need to use your needle nose pliers and bend back the stem so that it is almost straight.  Repeat the process on the other earring.  Hold both earrings together to make sure they are uniform.

 

 

March 21, 2015 35819 PM CDTNow we turn our attention to the part of the hoop that goes into the ear.  This part needs to be bent to make a loop.

 

 

March 21, 2015 35706 PM CDTYou can use your needle nose pliers for this process.

 

 

March 21, 2015 35550 PM CDTYou can close this stem, so you can attach your hook.

 

March 21, 2015 35415 PM CDTClose the other earring.

 

 

 

March 21, 2015 33826 PM CDTAt this point you can add your hook.  I used an fish hooks

 

 

March 21, 2015 33731 PM CDTClosing the loop to finish off the earring.

 

 

March 21, 2015 35239 PM CDTI decided to add a little more to my pair.  I selected 3/4 eye pins.

 

 

March 21, 2015 35106 PM CDTBeads I had left over from another project.

 

March 21, 2015 34905 PM CDTPut the eye pins into the beads and bend the eye pins.

 

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March 21, 2015 34325 PM CDTAttach the bead to the earring.

 

March 21, 2015 34233 PM CDTClosing the loop

 

Now you have a new pair of earrings and you didn’t spend a dime.

March 21, 2015 30614 PM CDTwithout beads.

 

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