Dainty little rings are so “in” right now and I am so excited as it makes it easier for me to find the simple pieces that are so a part of my daily uniform. But what is even easier was trying my hand at making my own. Ever since I decided to take the plunge and open my Etsy shop, I’ve become obsessed with learning new ways to make my design ideas come to life and one that I am obsessed with is wire wrapping. It can get pretty advanced and difficult without practice but this project is one of the first things I experimented with and it’s so simple (and addictive) I’ve already made a whole bunch. Pearls are the bead of choice when it comes to this style but I wanted something a bit edgier and I already had these beads kicking around but I think you can really use whatever bead strikes your fancy.
All You Need:
Base metal wire
2 beads (make sure the wire fits through the bead)
Cut about 2-3″ of wire. I always like to have a little more than I will actually need so I don’t get to the last step only to realize I don’t have enough. After you’ve made a few you will come to know exactly what you will need each time.
Wrap your small piece of wire around your ring mandrel lining it up with the ring size you need. Make sure that it’s as smooth and round as possible all the way around. Pull the ends slightly apart so they meet but have a bit of space between for your beads to go.
Use your pliers to hold the ring and dip one end of the ring into your E6000. This glue is crazy strong so make sure not to get your fingers anywhere near it and work in an open room with lots of fresh air. Slide your bead of choice onto the glued end. Repeat the same on the other end and leave to dry completely for a day before wearing.