If you are fond of hoop earrings and usually make them from wire,  here is a wonderful tutorial to up the ante!  These are metal work earrings by Laurel Nathanson. Her basic tutorial was featured on the  Jewelry Making Daily. (You do need to register -free).

It is not a full tutorial but she does show how she used metal work to form the U shape part including adding soldered bars.  The alternative is to use a double eyepin  (loops on both ends).  Can't solder?  then bars can be added with simple wire wrapping techniques.

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