Pre-formed hoops are handy to attach beads easily especially if one is not comfortable working with wire. Usually they are round but Debbie (Widget's Beads) has these less common pear-shaped ones in her collection.

Cathy used this shape to great effect. Single dangles with turquoise seed beads and round crackle beads just graze the lower edge of the earring findings. The overall effect suggests the dangles were fused to the "frame" which they were not. The big round beads also fitted the rounded the portion of the hoop which is pleasing to look at.

I also noticed there were evenly spaced notches along the metal of the finding to accommodate extra wire so one could do some nifty wire work if one wished.

From Widget's Beads' Collection

Beader Design #: 307
The Beading Gem's Journal
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