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Hopi Hoops

Turquoise Coiled Seed Bead Earrings
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueWire-Working
Time1-3 hours

Did you know that you can add seed beads to the wire coils that you make with the coiling gizmo? That's how I made these hoop earrings.

Cynthia's Signature

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Native American hoop dances involve elaborate moves with handmade hoops symbolizing the circle of life. While the dances they are named after may be elaborate, making these earrings is simple thanks to the Coiling Gizmo. Colorful seed beads and shining wire twist around each other like dancers and their hoops in a design that will add life to any style!

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Artbeads Southwest Sunset Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code ADB0022
Material Glass Brand Artbeads, TOHO Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.99
$3.74
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code SS-OJR40-E
Material Sterling Silver .925 Outside Diameter 6.2mm Aspect Ratio 4.3x Thickness 18 Gauge Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.49
10 $0.42
Coiling Gizmo Set
Code TOOL-135
1 $9.19
Artbeads Designer Wire - Vintage Bronze Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool)
Code ADW0040
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 24 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.99
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-500
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
Sterling Silver 25mm French Hook Earwire with Coil (Pair)
Code SS-EAR01
Material Sterling Silver .925 Sold by the Pair Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.82
10 $1.59
Artbeads Designer Wire - Titanium Non-Tarnish 20 Gauge (21 ft. spool)
Code ADW0035
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.99
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