Filigree Hoop Earrings

No matter what type of filigree components you can find, with a little wire and some wrapping, you can turn unique metal elements into fashionable jewelry. You make these filigree hoop earrings (see Figure 8-4) by simply wrapping some wire around the diameter of the hoop sections, and then add smoky quartz crystals and sterling silver ear hooks to the top. The icy color of the silver-plated filigree and silver wire and ear hooks looks great next to the dark crystal accenting the top of the earrings.

To keep your silver looking shiny and new, keep it in an airtight container, like a self-sealing plastic bag. You can also purchase antitarnish strips from most jewelry supply vendors. Cut the strips into small pieces, and then slip one into the plastic bag or container with your jewelry for additional tarnish protection.

Figure 8-4:

Make your own holiday hoops in minutes.

Figure 8-4:

Make your own holiday hoops in minutes.

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