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Make DIY Rings That You’ll Loveby Sophia Chebli The jewelry we wear expresses our personal styles and individuality. I found that making my own rings last summer was great fun.
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make a wire-wrapped ring with a bead. You can change it up and use gemstones or other jewelry-making supplies for endless variations.
Making them with or for friends is awesome. Learn about and gather or borrow the tools and materials, then follow along with me!
Here are the things to have before you start: Craft wire:24 gauge is the easiest to work with and what I used in this tutorial. But you could also use 26 or 22 gauge.
If there’s a bead store nearby it’s wonderful to go there to see various possibilities. And ask questions of the staff there - they love to help new beaders!
Wire is also sold at craft and sewing stores, and online. You can choose whatever color wire feels like you. My favorite is gold.
Beads: This can be any bead that speaks to you—glass, stone, jelly bean, wood, or maybe a shell. Find possibilities you like that are the size of a largish bead and have a hole to put the wire through. Or use two or three different-sized beads for a more elaborate ring.
Jewelry tools: You need one to cut the wire and one to bend it into the shape you want. Make sure to have a parent help you decide which tools to use and supervise you when using them!Step 1: Cut a piece of wire. The amount you need depends on the size of the finger you want it to fit. To fit my fingers, I use about 12 inches of wire.
Step 2: Slide the bead(s) to the middle of the wire. Step 1 and Step 2Step 3: Wrap the wire around your finger. Make sure it’s a little loose on your finger to leave room for sliding it over your knuckle.
Step 4: Continue to wrap the wire until it is wrapped around 4 times. As you twist the wire around your finger it will get tighter. Step 3 and Step 4
Step 5: Wrap the extra wire around the base of the bead once.
Step 5Step 6: Wrap the extra wire around the side parts of the ring until you like the way it looks. Cut off extra wire at the ends that you don’t use. Step 6 Step 7: Press both ends of the wire to be flat against the ring using a jewelry pliers. Step 6And there you have it. Your own personalized rings that you can match to an outfit or your mood! Already inspired? Click here to tell about jewelry you've made! Sophia, 17, FL is in her senior year of high school. She loves reading, dancing, and making jewelry.
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