Complete sterling silver hoop earring designs with this set of curved hoop posts, joints and catches. Solder the joint onto one end of your hoop and solder the catch onto the other. Attach the post to the joint so that it opens outward from the hoop. Adjust the catch to create just enough tension to hold the post securely in place when closed. This set includes 100 each of the post, joint and catch components—enough for 50 pairs of hoop earrings.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.