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!
-2, 8 to10 inches 20 Gauge wire
-1, 4mm round stone
-6, 2mm or 3mm beads
-A ring mandrel (or some type of rod)
-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