A hoop earring is usually formed around a hoop form or dowel just once for each earring. Full-hard will work well for this and will not require any additional hardening once formed. Dead-soft or half-hard tempers will form easily around the form. You may need to hammer lightly on an anvil or bench block to set the shape.
Sterling silver and gold-filled wire come in three tempers: dead-soft, half-hard and full-hard and will not lose their color when hammered.
- Sandra Lupo, Jewelry Designer and Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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