Ariella Wrapped Rings
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Designed by: Katrina
Learn how to make a wire-wrapped ring using gorgeous Fluorite semi-precious beads!
If you don't have a ring mandrel, you can also use a thick pen or something similar.
Starting with the thicker wire, cut a 60cm length and thread on your favourite bead to the half way point.
For the next steps you must press firmly and and keep the wire are close to the mandrel as you can to create a tight ring that will form the base of the ring. (If you don't have a ring mandrel, you can also use a thick pen or something similar.)
With the bead half way along the wire, press it onto the ring mandrel and wrap each wire twice around the mandel, one above and one below the bead. Continue to hold the wires in pace with your finger behind the mandrel.
Bring the ends of each wire upwards and wrap around the bead in opposite directions, pulling the wires gently to circle close to the bead.
Continue to wrap the wires around the bead, alternating between the two wires.
When you reach the end of the wires, carefully tuck them into the wrap using pliers.
Remove the ring from the mandrel.
- Cut a length of aprox 60cm of the thinner wire and thread it through the ring.
- Find the half way point and press this under the centre of the wrapped bead.
- Begin to wrap the end of the wire around the ring base, going through the middle out and in. Do this 3 or 4 times as close to the wrapped bead as possible. You can use you nail or pliers to gently push the wires along to the top of the ring.
Continue to wrap the wire along the ring about 18-20 times, or until you are happy with the design. Be careful not to twist or bend the shape of your ring!
When you reach the end of the wire, you may want to file it down a little before tucking it close to the ring with your pliers.
Repeat this step for the opposite side.
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