The other day my friend asked me to make a ring. I made it. And I made a DIY tutorial for it too:) I knew you would love it, right?
Tools and Materials:
1. Cut a piece of 20ga round dead soft wire2 ft (61cm) long.
2. Place a 10 mm round bead in the middle of the wire. Bend the wire down as shown.
|3. Place the wire with a bead around the ring mandrel mandrel at ½ size larger than needed. Wrap the wire around the ring. There is one wire on either side of a bead.|
4. Wrap each wire around the bead, one side at a time and alternate sides. Your wires will end up in opposite directions.
|5. Continue wrapping until you are satisfied with number of wraps or you have at least 1” of wire left on each side.|
|6. Take the ring from the mandrel.|
7. Use the wire end to wrap around the shank. Make 2-3 wraps. Cut the wire. Tack the wire ends with chain nose pliers so they are not poking.
|8. Repeat step 7 with another wire end.|
|Using bend nose (or chain nose) pliers, twist slightly some wires as shown.|
|You may want to oxidize your ring as well.|
Play with different size and color of the bead and wire, and you will always have a different ring :)
©2011 Albina Manning
Please do not distribute or copy.
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