Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Free Ring Project

Rings, Rings, Rings
Supplies Needed:
  • Ceramic Focal Bead
  • accent beads(optional)
  • approx. 20 inches of 18 gauge wire
  • something round and close to the size you want your ring to be; ring mandrel, dowel rod, marker
  • needle nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  1. If you're making the ring with the disc beads you'll need to string a seed bead onto the wire. Once you have it in the middle of the wire, fold it in half and send both ends of the wire through the hole. If the focal bead has a side to side hole, slide it on the wire to the middle of the wire.
  2. Add any accent beads you would like, like the leaf charms etc.
  3. Place the focal bead on top of the mandrel and hold tight with your fingers. Wrap one side of the wire around until it is pointing back up at the focal bead.
  4. Do the same with the second side if the wire.
  5. On one side of the focal bead grab the two side wire with you pliers. Wrap the loose end of the wire around the two until it is snug. Usually 2-3 times. Trim the excess wire.
  6. Repeat step 5 for the second side of the ring.
  7. If you want wire to "orbit" around the focal bead, (like the pink ring), don't trim one side of the loose wire and wrap it around until you get the look you want. Secure the end by wrapping it around the round ring wires.

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Jennifer Heynen


Jeannie said...

Thank you Jennifer for sharing this. The rings with the ceramic flowers are irresistable.

Radical Selfie said...

This is AMAZING!!!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful!

WTF Store said...

What a fast, fun project! I love that it's the beads you choose that really make the ring special - not the wire itself. Thanks for sharing this!

ClickNCamera said...

Adorable rings! I really like this project, thanks!

Sara said...

Son preciosos y coloridos.Saludos.

JenniferJangles said...

Glad you like the project!

Rochelle said...

I too am a LOVER of rings and have done a few of my own. I love being inspired by other artists. thank you for the tips you are very talented!
I invite you and others to check out my blog at http://www.blondiesdesigns.blogspot.com
we can help keep the inspiration ball rolling...

Pretty Things said...

Too cute for words! (oh wait, those were words... well, you know what I mean! :-) )