I've turned a fancy feather patterned wire into hoop earrings, about 1 1/8" in diameter and complete with pairs of both silver and silicone earnuts. I've oxidized then buffed them to show off the pattern. Solid sterling silver, subtle but not boring.
The earrings will arrive all boxed up and ready for gift giving (or gift keeping). The last photo shows my packaging; those earrings not included of course.