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DIY hammered loop earrings

Create your own totally unique jewellery at home!

After blowing up on the runways this spring, hoop earrings are making a serious comeback. So instead of splurging on a store-bought pair, why not make your own hammered loop earrings at home? These delicate, teardrop-shaped hoops are made with jewellery wire and use a hammer to get that unique textured look. Plus, they take only 10 steps to make, so even if it's your first foray into jewellery-making, you don't have to sweat it. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll have some brand new bling to show off in no time!

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Here's what you'll need:

  • 20 gauge jewellery wire
  • 14 gauge jewellery wire
  • Anvil or steel block
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Round object to shape hoop or earring
  • Earring hooks

Here's how to do it:

  1. Shape thicker wire around object and create two teardrop shaped hoops.
  2. Trip both to the same size using wire cutters.
  3. Straighten or shape wire with nylon jaw pliers where needed.
  4. Place first loop onto steel block or anvil.
  5. Hammer to create texture on both sides until flat.
  6. Repeat on other loop.
  7. Cut thinner wire into two pieces and wrap around one side of the loop.
  8. Tread earring hook onto wire.
  9. Wrap other end around loop.
  10. Trim any excess wire.