Good Morning Friends!
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start:) If not, maybe a fun project will make it better…or maybe the weekend, but I can’t give you that:)
I am so digging this ring and, as always, you can totally make it yourself on the cheap.
Thick gauge wire– I am flexible on exactly how thick, it needs to be bendable (by you), but strong enough to hold the shape of a ring while you are banging it all over the place on your hand.
Thin gauge wire–also flexible here, I used 24 gauge which is about right. It should be super small and very bendable.
Assorted beads–you can usually buy a pack of mixed ones, but they should be smallish with a couple of larger ones.
Needle-nosed wire cutters–or similar tools
1. You need to determine what you will use to wrap the base of the ring, so go get a ring that currently fits and search the house for a cylinder that size. You could try markers, wood touch-up pens, your makeup drawer… I found Bobbi Brown to be the right size for me:)
2. This is seriously the hardest part. Wrap the wire around the ring a few times. I actually started in the middle and wrapped both directions, it seemed more manageable. It’s difficult to stay tight to your cylinder, so go slow and make it look good.
3. Next overlap a little so the wires are sticking out to the sides of the ring instead of straight up (like in above photo).
4. Put a largish bead on one end and needle-nose it into place. I usually turn the wire with the tips, then smash the bead and the wire together with the pliers. This does not need to look perfect, it will mostly be hidden, just make sure that raw wire is tucked in somewhere. I like that the tucked in wire meets each other (so it covers the whole space between the beads, making it easier to do the next steps).Also, see how my rings are spaced far apart? That’s fine, you will pull them together later when you wrap the other beads.
5. Choose several smallish beads to make the top part. You could throw a large in there too, but mostly small.
6. String a few at a time onto your 24 gauge wire and wrap around the ring, then add more and wrap again…3 times (or more if your end beads are further apart). The beads should just be on top of the ring, not under. It should use 2-4 beads per wrap. The wrap should extend from one end bead to the other and make a nice dome. Don’t get frustrated if your first ring isn’t wonderful, it took me a few times. There are bad rings in the garbage. Just sayin’.
7. Now twist the ends together, snip the ends and tuck it in tight.
9. Now put it on your happy hand.
10. Then you can channel a little Beyonce, “If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. Wuh Uh Oh Uh Uh Oh Uh Oh Oh Uh Uh Oh.”
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