I made two different versions of copper hoops this past weekend. Both pairs incorporate some gorgeous, but dark, faceted garnet rounds that I have several strands of.
The first pair has a simple wrap around the stone to highlight it and keep it in place. They are more oval than round. Very simple and more petite than the hoops I made earlier in the week.
Once I made those, I had to make another pair with herringbone wraps. I love the way a couple of rounds of herringbone weave highlights a stone. So simple and so pretty.
My next version, I will probably do away with the closure on the back altogether and use a straight post with an earring back. It seems like they will be easier to put on and keep their shape better. Hopefully, I will have time this weekend to work on it. (and won't get distracted by something else I want to try - which happens a lot!!)