We're about to shape your destiny — or at least your spring look — by showing you how to craft these simple, sculptural earrings.

Updated February 13, 2018
diy hoop earrings
RAYMOND HOM

To make a few surprisingly inexpensive pairs, all it takes is high-quality yet inexpensive gold wire, a couple of tools, and a few minutes of your time. Plus, if you lose one, no worries. You know just the jeweler to create a replacement.

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Handmade Earrings.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

diy hoop earrings
Step 1

Bend it: For an oblong shape, wrap both ends of wire around cylindrical object, leaving the middle straight. For a circle, wrap it all the way around. To make closure, form one end of wire into a loop with pliers, bend other at a 90-degree angle, and cut.

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diy hoop earrings
Step 2

Finish it: Strengthen wire by doing what jewelers call "work hardening." Lay flat on anvil and tap with hammer; turn over and repeat. You'll know you're done when metal is harder to bend and clasp springs closed easily.

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