It is time for Boot Camp again - and this time it is all about hoops. I don't know about you but when I think hoops, I automatically think earrings. But I have a confession for you - I make jewellery but I don't have pierced ears. People have looked at me incredulously about this for a while now but I've just never fancied having them done - plus I'm a bit of a baby about pain!! I decided to make a pendant instead.
I made three silver hoops and textured two with different hammers and left one untextured. Then I soldered them all together at the top. While digging around in my scrap silver pot I came up with a perfect curled piece of silver that I'd chopped off a bezel I was making. I soldered that at the top together with a silver ball (love making those!). I also made a toggle clasp and then pulled everything together with some prehnite beads and a few black tourmaline rough stones.
I hope that you like the necklace. Please go and have a look at everyone else's take on hoops - there is sure to be some interesting and inspiring work on show.