This set is similar in construction techniques to the silver stick set I made a couple of weeks ago; most of the work could be done at my indoor workspace. I did have to do part of the work at the garage bench to get all of the hoops soldered, but it was a short stint.
Each hoop is made from 16 gauge sterling wire, soldered into a circle shape then put through the rolling mill to coax them into an oval. I hammered the ovals for texture and connected them with hammered 16 gauge jump rings. The 16 gauge worked well in terms of weight; since there were five hoops on the necklace I didn't want to go too heavy.
The necklace is short and works well with scoop
necklines--I'll be keeping the prototype. You know, to test how well it