Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
May 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT May 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, May 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips

  • Plan your crystal bead pattern. My pattern has 8 crystal beads per earring and goes from dark to light, creating a subtle blue ombre.
  • Use a cup bur tool to soften the wire end of the endless hoop earring finding. Just insert the wire in the cup bur and twist until the wire edge is smooth.
  • Start by stringing a 2.5mm round sterling bead onto the endless hoop earring finding. This bead is a buffer for the first crystal bead.
  • String the crystal beads onto the endless hoop earring finding in your preferred pattern.
  • Continue stringing the crystal beads and finish with a 4mm round sterling-silver "SmartBead".SmartBeads with BPS™ (Bead Positioning System) have an inner lining that holds the bead in place.
  • Complete your earring by adding a French wire keeper (this goes behind your ear lobe to prevent earring loss).

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pair #34-569-21 Sterling Silver Hammered-End Endless Hoop Style Earwire, 26mm
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-75 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Black Diamond AB
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-407 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Denim Blue
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-52 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Indian Sapphire
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-110 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Indian Sapphire AB
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-400 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Silver Night AB
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-160 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Silver Shade
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-88 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Light Sapphire AB
  • 1 dozen (use 2 beads) #05-328-04-SC Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Satin
  • 1 hundred (use 2 each) #24-922 Sterling Silver Beads, Round, 2mm
  • 1 ten (use 2 each) #24-980-04 Sterling Silver SmartBeads, 4mm Round
  • 1 gross (use 2 each) #33-961 Clear Rubber Earring Backs, Wire Keeper

Tools

  • #69-128 EURO TOOL Cup Bur, Wood Handle
  • #66-214-18 bead mat Bead Mat, 9x12" - Beige
For additional colors and sizes, or similar items, click into the "Related Products" tab of any item.

For additional projects using this style of hoops, see http://blog.rings-things.com/.../jewelry-design-ideas-for-endless-hoop-style-ear-wires/.