West Cape Hoops
Show off your shoulders with these delicately embellished tassel earrings. Rich with color and class, The West Cape Hoops are one of those lazy day pieces you'll never want to take off.
- jewelry pliers
- E6000 glue
- gold plated wire hoops
- fluted end caps
- heshi tube beads
- mint fringe trim
Time30 minutes + drying time
Gather your tools and materials.
Take your headpin and create a small loop at the top using your round nose pliers.
Insert the headpin into the fluted end cap. The loop Should not pull through the hole. Make a larger loop if needed.
With the loop pulled tight on the inside, fold the pin over the top with your finger at a 90 degree angle. Take your round nose pliers and put them right at the base of the angle.
Make another loop on top of the end cap.
Measure 2" of mint fringe and cut with scissors.
Roll the top edge into a tight coil.
Put a couple drops of glue inside the end cap. Not too much glue or it will come out when inserting the fringe coil.
Twist the fringe into the cap and if you need extra help getting it all the way in you can use your round nose pliers to gently push it further.
Thread the heshi beads onto the wire hoop. Some of the beads will be tight going on. You can twist them gently on the wire to aid in threading. We used 8 beads per hoop.
In the center of the beads add the top loop of the tassel.
With clippers, snip off any excess wire from the loop. Make sure to close the loop so it doesn't come off the hoop.
Make sure you like the bead placement before you complete this step. After doing this you won't be able to easily make changes! Using chain nose pliers, grip about 2mm of wire at the end of the hoop. Bend it slightly upwards towards the hole in the hoop.
You can leave your tassel long or cut it down to a length you like. We cut ours a few inches shorter. Measure to make sure each earring is the same length.
Trim off excess fringe with sharp scissors.
Your summer statement is here!