I didn't measure how much I unraveled from the spool, I'm so used to making hoop earrings on the spot at my vending table, I can visually "measure" how much wire I need. This pair is going to be 4' long.-That's the longest length I'll ever wear for earrings.
From here I added a natural wood twisted bead.I love mixing wood and metal so much. especially with silver. Then I coiled and shaped the wire to the desired lengths of hoops I wanted for each layer. When I take the metal smithing( blacksmithing) classes at Pratt this summer, I will finally be able to melt and solder wire together for a more streamlined form.
Then I added some ribbon to the "core of the hoop. I usually don't do this but I didn't like how the center balanced so I added the ribbon to pull everything together and for a tiny bit more earth color.
Added a wood accent bead...I was going to remove it but then my son woke up in mid loop..no time to fix it now..just keep going.
All done and under 15minutes;-)Question: Should I make another pair and sell it??If so,what do you think of the bead/ribbon touches?.. leave it out of the new pair?..keep them? Make a smaller pair? Comments are always welcome.
Here is a better pic of them:) This first one was nasty lol;-) Now you can see how long they really are.
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