Hoops! Hoops! Hoops!
Designer www.wigjig.com
Skill Level Beginner



 

Materials

20 or 22 gauge Silver Plated Gold Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 spool
26 or 28 gauge Purple Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 spool
Head Pins - 1 pack
Crimp Tubes - 1 pack
4mm Fire Polish Beads
Size 6, 8 and 11 Seed Beads

Tools

WigJig Olympus
Large Round Super Pegs or Spiral Maker
Round Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Bur Cup
Crimping Pliers

Instructions

Step 1: Make a basic loop, place on starting peg and form a loop. Remove from jig. Using flush cutter, clip the wire tail. Also remove the starting loop near its base.



Step 2: Work harden the loop using a wire whacker.



Step 3: Grasp the open loop in nylon jaw pliers, ensuring the plier tips cover only the loop. Turn 90 degrees to place the loop in proper postion.



Step 4: Thread beads onto hoop.



Step 5: Using bent nose pliers,grasp straight end of hoop,and bend sharply to form the hook.



Step 6: File ends with cup bur or metal file to smooth.



Step 7: Rub gently with polishing cloth to buff and brighten.

Step 8: Make three dangles(using 22g wire) by forming a tiny eye loop at the base of the wire, threading seed beads,then closing with a small eye loop. Thread a crimp bead,then beads interspered with the dangles. End with another crimp bead.Crimp both crimp beads to hold all beads in place.

Step 9: Make nine dangles by threading a 4mm bead and a size 11 seed bead onto a head pin and closing with a small eye loop. Thread a crimp bead, then beads interspered with the dangles. End with another crimp bead. Crimp both crimp beads to hold all beads in place.

Step 10: Wrap 26G or 28G wire seven times near one end of hoop. Thread seed beads onto wire (we threaded a size 11 bead, and a size 8 bead, and a size 11 bead), then wrap around hoop five times. Thread 3 more small beads (We threaded a size 11 bead, a 4mm bead and a size 11 bead). Wrap wire five more times around hoop. Continue, following the same pattern until end of hoop is reached. End with seven wraps of the wire around the hoop. Clip wire tails and press into place with nylon jaw pliers.

Step 11: Clean with an ionic cleaner and/or lintless cloth to finish.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.