A shape with which to design - that's right - a new, unusual style of fishhook earrings. Check these out!
I just love the architecture of these! And since I love any shortcut to complicated-looking wirework - I know this little hack is going to become a very good friend.
Fishhook-style findings are ubiquitous and inexpensive. I bet you have some already - maybe on some earrings you don't like anymore?
Find them! Repurpose them! Ready for the VERY EASY DIY? Read on, my lovelies, read on.
Grab the poke-it-through-your-earhole end with round-nose pliers. Turn a small loop.
Now take that small loop and pull it sideways, so it sticks out to one side of the rest of the fishhook. It was hard to get an action shot, but I hope you can tell what I mean:
Tada! That's yer brand new, extra dainty, swoopy-curvy wirework finding! If you have two ears, make a second one, going the opposite direction.
As you observe, it has three loops, all ready for you to embellish.
Add a small bead to one loop...
Add a longer bead (or a multiple-bead dangle) to another loop...
Finally, add a plain old, un-hacked fishhook finding to the third loop, and YIPPERS! You are done!
Looks like you slaved over a hot wirework jig for hours, doesn't it?
You can use these doohickys (or would that be spelled doohickies?) to build interesting architecture for necklaces, too.
Hope you like this idea; hope you try it! Let me know.
(And thanks to regular reader Shannon, for sending me those lovely, handmade blue paper beads.)