Sunday, June 5, 2011

Custom Hoops

An online poker friend asked me what I could do in the way of  Hoops.  She was interested in earrings and a matching necklace.  At that time I was in the process of making a new pair of Dream Catcher earrings. Since that pair of earrings was still in the making, I sent her a picture of the "Dream Catcher Necklace"
Dream Catcher Necklace
To give her an idea of what they might look like.  She really liked this necklace and asked if I could do a pair of earrings to match.  Well, if you saw my previous more gold lame thread. 

So, off the the store I went, and off to another store, and off to another store, apparently, if you want gold lame thread, you better stock up at Christmas time!  (this type of thread is used quite frequently for ornaments and Christmas gift wrapping).

So, I came up with another hoop design to run passed her.  This set does not yet have a name.

This set is 100% handcrafted.  The hoops from 12g copper wire
Then wrapped with 28g coiled copper wire
The earwires are made with 20g copper wire
Originally, I was going to hang the pendant on a copper chain but, since everything else was handmade, if figured, What the heck!
So, the chain is made with links of gold seed beads on copper wire
The design inside the hoops are made using various sized bi-cone and rondelle crystals in various shades of gold and yellow along with some very tiny copper seed beads.
2 pc. set - Necklace and Earrings

Handcrafted chain

After photographing the set I sent the pics to her.  She really liked the set but was wondering if it would be possible to change the 'random' design into the shape of a 'K', her first initial.  WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!!!!! grrrrrrr.  lol.  What a great idea I told her.  But, I told her, rather than change this set, she could pick the metal, silver, gold or copper as well as the color of beads.  

I am now in the process of making her custom order.   Silver  (using square silver wire, twisted, for the hoops), beads in shades of purple (for the K), and she requested a handmade chain rather than a plain silver chain so, I will be making the chain with links of matching purple beads (maybe seed beads and crystals, not quite sure yet) on silver wire.  I will upload the images when I complete her set.

The set above will be available at Nutkitten's Handcrafted Jewelry sometime tomorrow afternoon.


  1. I really like the hoops that you have shown here and looking foward to seeing the custom order. Don't you just hate it when you run out of something and go back to the stores and can not find it. I wonder did you try a fabric store? They have matalic threads.

  2. ty Therese, Unfortunately, I live in a smaller area where mostly you find stuff thats all year long and anything else you find, complete luck, lol. I am posting an update on the custom order here in a few.