Friday, June 1, 2012

Ring Tutorial- Beaded Wrapped Stone Ring

This tutorial is for a Spiral wrapped Beaded Stone Ring.
This ring is one of my favorites to make. It's pretty, elegant, versatile, and relatively easy to make. 
So lets get started!
Supplies needed- 
-2, 8 to10 inches 20 Gauge wire
-1, 4mm round stone
-6, 2mm or 3mm beads
-A ring mandrel (or some type of rod)
-Wire snips
-Chain nose pliers
To Start, take your lengths of wire and lay them across the number of the size that you need your ring to be. Place the 4mm stone in the center of your top wire.
Wrap both wires around the mandrel once.
Turn the top wires down and the bottom wires up.
Add 3 of your smaller beads to the very top wire and round the wire down.
Repeat with the very bottom wire, adding stones, and round the wire up.

Remove your ring from the mandrel.
Begin wrapping the wire ends around the base of the ring, like so...
Once Wrapped 2 or 3 times, give the wires a snip. Be sure that the snipped wires are on the top of the ring and not near the skin.
Press down your loose ends.
Repeat to the other side.
Once done you can manipulate the wires a bit to lay nicely next to the stone.
Then admire your finished ring!
I usually charge about $10 for these rings. They are wonderful for vending!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial! If there is a project you would like to see a tutorial on, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments! ^_^
Next Weeks Project-
Tiny Bird's Nest Earrings
Enjoy!
<3 Cassandra







22 comments:

  1. Very nice jewellry design...thanks Cassandra

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  2. Thank you so much,these are beautiful & the instructions are easy to understand.

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  3. Very nice site--and useful, too! Thanks.

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  4. YOURS is beautiful, and the tutorial is extremely well done- so much so that I actually tried it. I didn't do such a great job: how do you really get those ends tucked in somewhere? Also, I had a problem with the outer beaded wires being loose and the 4mm center getting buried. 1st-timers, maybe?

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    1. First, I used a soft wire. 22-20 gauge aluminum wire found at the local hobby lobby. The soft wire makes it very easy to bend and smoosh the ends in smooth. I think that if you work with a wire that is easy to be manipulated you will find your design will com out much nicer. :)

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  5. Thank you. I appreciate your clear and to the point instruction.

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  6. I am going to give it a try. I have to learn patience with the wire.

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  7. Thank you SOOOOO much. I love even my first try at it. It's a really awesome ring.

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  8. This looks like one on YouTube but that one uses a gemstone rather than a bead, did you do that one as well? Think I like the sparkly gemstone better but I do love my bling lol

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  9. Very detailed, you left no stone unturned. Truly appreciate this!

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  10. Hi Cassandra, My name is Laura, and I am the editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, a free resource for jewelry tutorials. I would love to feature some of your fabulous tutorials on our site, like this tutorial for a Beaded Wrapped Stone Ring, with one photo and a link back to your site for the full tutorial so that none of your content is reproduced. Please let me know if you are interested in being featured, and I'd be happy to link up to some of your projects on AllFreeJewelryMaking! I can either choose the projects to feature on the site, or if you prefer, you can send me links to projects you are interested in having featured.

    Please let me know what you think! I hope we can begin working together soon.

    Thank you for your time,
    Laura, Editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking

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  12. Don't know how I deleted earlier comment. I love the tutorial. It's so good to see step-by-step instructions. I'm going to try to make this tonight. Thanks

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  14. Thank you, can't wait to try it. Very clear

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  15. Thank you so much. Just tried it and I love it, so versatile.

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  16. Very nice easy with great results thank you very much. Stephen

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  17. Cassandra: Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. It is very nice of you to share not only the directions but a pricing as well. Will be making up a few of these to see how they sell.

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