Saturday 11 August 2012

Beach Inspired Wire Ring

Hi Everyone,

About 2 months ago I made the matching bracelet to this ring and I also created a shell ring, just recently.

To make this ring you need a largish bead with a fairly big hole  , 18-20 gauge jewelry wirelong nose pliers, and something to use as a measure for your finger size (ideally you would use a ring mandrel, but the lid of my nail polish bottle worked perfectly)

I've taken photos of each step and they are so easy to follow.

First measure your finger with the wire and loop around the nail polish bottle lid.
Thread your bead through 4-5 coils of wire and make sure you leave at least a coil over on each side.
Take one of the leftover coils and wrap it around the bead.
Then wrap the wire end on either side of the bead as in pics 5 thru 8.
Use your pliers and tighten and neaten the wrapping on each side of the bead.

And you have a ring!!
Seriously how easy was that? I love this ring and am on the hunt for similar sized beads to make a few more.

I took about a million photos of my new favourite accessory... 
  I absolutely love wearing it and get so many compliments. 
So I hope you are inspired to try make your own ring.

Take care



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  1. Next time I go into town I'm looking at beads and jewelry supplies. I just really want to try some of these. The stone (bead) in this is just so pretty. What type of metal is your jewelry wire, do you know?

    1. Sherry I think its the 20gauge jewelry wire and you can get different colours. Hope that helps xxx

  2. This ring is lovely! My sister is more the jewelry maker in the family so I'm totally passing this along to her! I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  3. Natalie, this ring is very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

  4. This tutorial is perfect! Now, I just have to scrounge up some wire and a nice stone :)

  5. Hey, I'm Natalee (two e's) too. I love the ring you made. I tried to make something once and it didn't come out nearly as nice, ha ha. I'm a fan of beachy stuff, so I just had to tell you how much I liked it.

    1. Thanks Natalee - I hope you try to make another ring xx


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