Wire wrapping technique is one of the most developed jewelry techniques in beading industry. Unlike seed beads techniques that needs difficult stitching and a clear logistic thinking on complex patterns and great patience, wire wrap techniques tends to be more flexible, willful and creative, just as what i am going to teach and share today- A stylish and fashionable ring. The main technique to do this project is mess wire wrap technique.
Let’s firstly see the looks when i finish them. If you like them, you can follow the instructions and make that for yourself.
It’s much more beautiful if you look it from a different angle, just make me thought of the beautiful and vigorous sunset and the origin of new life
The materials is easy, wire and beads. To do this project, you can’t have miss an essential tools- ring mandrel which has exactly scale ensuring you to make the right ring size for you.
Ok, get prepared for all the materials and tools, then let’s follow my instructions.
Materials: Acrylic Beads ; Jewelry Wire
Tools: Chain Nose Pliers,Hammer
Cut 80cm sliver beading wire in 18 gauges. String one bead to the center of the wire.
Bend two ends of the wire against the beads to point downward.
Put the bead against the ring mandrel on your desired size and then begin to wrap the wire to your desired amount of loops.
Wrap both ends of the wire from the bottom of the center bead to your desired amount of wraps. Make the two ends point back in the direction it started, show in step 3.
Tip:You can string some beads to make an interesting look of the ring.
Take the ring out of the ring mandrel and hold the center of the bead, wrap one of the wire ends around the ring band with three wraps.
Use side cutting plier to cut the tail end of the wire.
Do the same to wrap the other end of the wire. Use chain nose plier to trim both ends.
Place the ring back onto the ring mandrel. Taking a rubber mallet to hammer the back of the ring band, so the wires can lay flat.
Congratulations! You have completed a wire wrapped ring.