Friday, May 25, 2012

Ring Tutorial- Basic Spiral and Stone Ring

I've decided that every Friday, I would like to try to do a tutorial. I have quite a few friends and family members aspiring to learn some wire-wrap techniques, so I decided to start creating some basic tutorials to help everyone along. 
This tutorial is for this basic spiral ring with a stone in the center.
Supplies needed- 
-8 to10 inches 20 Gauge wire
-1 4mm round stone
-A ring mandrel (or some type of rod)
-Wire snips
-Chain nose pliers
To Start, take your length of wire and lay it across the number of the size that you need your ring to be.
Bending the wire in half around the mandrel wrap each side around once.
Add the stone to the top length. (Sorry the pic is blurry)
Bend the bottom wire up and the top wire down.
Continue in this circling motion around the stone until you are satisfied with the thickness or you start to run low on wire.
Remove ring from mandrel and begin wrapping the wire around the base of the ring, like so...
Once Wrapped 2 or 3 times, give the wire a snip. Be sure that the snipped wire is on the top of the ring and not near the skin.
Repeat on the other side.
Tada! Your ring is done! Now that was easy huh? These rings are wonderful to sell while vending, I usually charge about $5 a piece for these.


Next Week's Project- 
Beaded Wrapped Stone Ring
Have fun! <3 Cassandra

1 comment:

  1. Just adorable! You make it look so simple. Thanks for posting.

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