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.
Supplies you will need:
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.
I had to pull apart the stem from the hook.
Slowly pull the hoop apart. At the same time, lift the clamp.
Continue to pull the hoop apart, about one inch.
While you are pulling apart, you are also lifting the stem to fit into the clamp opening.
Continue to push the stem as far as it can go or what length you desire.
Complete the same process on the other earring.
Gather both earrings together for this next step. It makes it easier for the earrings to look uniform. Make any adjustments.
Now 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.
Now 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.
You can use your needle nose pliers for this process.
You can close this stem, so you can attach your hook.
Close the other earring.
At this point you can add your hook. I used an fish hooks
Closing the loop to finish off the earring.
I decided to add a little more to my pair. I selected 3/4 eye pins.
Beads I had left over from another project.
Put the eye pins into the beads and bend the eye pins.
Attach the bead to the earring.
Closing the loop
Now you have a new pair of earrings and you didn’t spend a dime.