Hoops have been a steadfast in jewelry design since the 60′s and aren’t going away anytime soon. Starting with hoops in your jewelry stash, jewelry box, hoops you create or perhaps one of the many hoop selections from http://safarisister.etsy.com and then MAKE THEM YOUR OWN. Make them Hoop-i-licious I say.
Sometimes I jump right in and wrap beads or stones, attach chain, handmade charms, xtra wire shapes and much more. Just as many times, I’ll plunk a hoop onto a piece of paper and utilize it as a starting point; sketching in and around the hoop where ever my mind wanders. This helps me to stay focused on my intention — is it punk, is is bohemian, is it sharp or is it soft. Quickly weeding out ideas that work and don’t work. Later moving to hunting and gathering materials that I will use in the earrings. Passes of refinement if you will.
What kind of hoop designs are you thinking about these days?