Samunnat Bead Hoops
Designer Kristen Fagan

Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - 16"
14mm Samunnat Bindu Beads from Antelope Beads - 2 pcs
11/0 Seed Beads - 12 pcs
2mm Silver Round Beads - 10 pcs
Silver Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x2mm Silver Filled Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs

Tools

Magical or Regular Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions



Step 1:
Cut Soft Flex Beading Wire into two 8" lengths, one for each earring. Place a bead stopper on one end of one of the wire lengths. String a crimp tube. String a seed bead, silver bead and repeat until you have a total of 6 seed beads and 5 silver beads strung. String a Samunnat bindu bead. String a seed bead, silver bead and repeat until you have a total of 6 seed beads and 5 silver beads strung. String a crimp tube.



Step 2: Carefully remove the bead stopper and loop each wire end around and down through the crimp tube on the opposite side to create the circle shape. Adjust wires until you are happy with circle size and shape. Reattach the bead stopper to the two wires to hold the shape.



Step 3: Using your crimping pliers, crimp one side of the earring as close to the seed bead as possible. You may use the regular crimping plier or Universal Magical Crimper to secure the crimp. I choose to use the Universal Magical Crimper as it makes a small 2mm bead out of the tube. Click here for regular crimping instructions. Click here for magical crimping instructions.

Step 4: Repeat crimping on the opposite side. Trim off excess wire as close to the crimp tubes as possible being careful not to cut your earring hoop.



Step 5: Use your chain nose pliers to twist open your ear wire loop, attach your ear wire to the beading wire hoop and close the loop. Repeat steps for the second earring.


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.