I created these hoop earrings this morning. I started with 16 gauge wire and they were okay, but I decided to try 14 gauge wire. I liked them better. Then this 3rd pair I changed the bail and added a curl on the top. The next pair I'm going to try some 12 gauge wire and see how they look and I'll hammer the wire on the small circle on the bail. In the meantime these 1 1/4" textured copper hoops are headed into the mail today to the Old Jail Museum gift shop, item ED44 $22.
Now, I need to get some paperwork completed and pack up some jewelry to get into the mail. It's the boring part of doing business.
Have a joy filled and creative day!