DIY: Wire wrapped bow ring

DIY // Wire Wrapped Bow Ring

Wouldn’t it be a cute idea to create a wire wrapped bow ring? I actually love the idea, and today I’ll make one for my readers! Enjoy

What you’ll need:

If you like to order the Bow Ring DIY Package, which includes supplies for two rings please click here.

1. Bend the wire in the center around a Mandrel or round object like a Nail polish cap.

2. Your left wire should be aligned on the top.

3. Bend one of the ends (right one first) into a loop so that it forms half a bow.

4. Bend the other end into a complimentary loop.

5. Wrap the end of your last bow ” under and over” in the center to tighten the bows.

6. Clip the excess wire from the ends off the bow.

7. File each end so you don’t scratch yourself.

All done! Wasn’t that hard, what do you think? Let me know…comments are welcome!

If you think you won’t be able to accomplish this DIY, but like to own a ring like this, you can find the Bow ring or Bow earrings here for purchase, or subscribe to my blog, I have giveaway’s every 4 weeks of the last 4 DIY’s featured on my blog, and you could win this cute bow ring.

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32 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie July 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I just made this ring and I love it! It’s my new favorite! 🙂

    • Reply Bettina Johnson July 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      That’s awesome Stephanie, glad you enjoyed the tutorial.

  • Reply Theresa July 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Great tutorial! I tried it out with aluminum and it worked great, but when I try with stiffer wire, I can’t quite get it. I don’t have much experience with hand forming wire, I usually use tools, any tips?

    • Reply Bettina Johnson July 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Theresa,
      You could try it with Round/Flat Nose Bending Pliers. But stiffer wire is less bendable and I am not sure if right for this project. Have you looked into a half hard wire, that should be easy enough to bend, and holds its shape.

  • Reply Emi July 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I love bows – wearing them, admiring them, and making them! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial, I am SO making one (or two) 🙂

    • Reply Bettina Johnson July 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Emi,
      glad you like the tutorial. Enjoy making your own ring!

  • Reply Vanessa July 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Okay for one, I NEVER comment or give feedback for ANYTHING, but I’m doing it for this tutorial! I’m seriously beyond craft challenge, I suck at any DIY activity lol, but the way you explained everything was perfect! Thanks so much :]

    • Reply Bettina Johnson July 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Vanessa,
      you just brought a smile to my face. I am so happy to hear that this tutorial was well explained for you, so you could easily replicate it!

      I am always trying to explain it so everyone can follow me, without trouble.

      Anyways, hope you enjoy my blog. FYI I would LOVE to read more comments from you in the future.

  • Reply Maggie Leverett July 21, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I also love this! I’m a crafty person but I will leave the jewelry to you 🙂

  • Reply Melissa July 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    this looks really easy as long as you’ve worked with wire before! it’s nice though, because 18g is so thin

  • Reply Maša July 22, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I love it! I haven’t tried it yet, but the steps look very easy to follow (great photos!). Very cute. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Melanie Rhoades July 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    You make it look so easy! My favorite thing about this is how little you need to make this happen. That to me means it’s going to be affordable. So many projects these days require buying special tools! Great tutorial 🙂

  • Reply susan smoaks July 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

    very cute idea, i want to try this soon!

  • Reply manu August 31, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I made one of these the other day for a friend and she loved it! I really liked the fact that it was easy (and fast!) to make, and we both could not be happier with how it turned out. I made it a bit bigger, and it looked lovely.

    • Reply Bettina Johnson September 1, 2012 at 12:20 am

      @Manu I am so happy my DIY helped you make something unique and meaningful for you and your friend!

      In case you like to share your rings, you are more than welcome to post a picture of it here: http://www.fb.com/BettinaJohnsonJewelry

      • Reply manu September 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

        it sure did! if I get to take a picture of it I will share it with you (:

  • Reply Jane October 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This is really cute Bettina 🙂 I was thinking of making bow pin with your technique. I think it could be done. I shared it on my blog too to inspire others because of your creativity. Nice job! You might like to read the article at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/2012/10/diy-wire-ring-jewelry-tutorials.html

  • Reply Maja Sanela October 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Love your blog, girls can find some lovely jewelry ideas here… <3

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    I just can’t take my eyes out of it. This is something really very new & trendy, and it also appears to be very fashionable & trendy.

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  • Reply Veva April 25, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Omg!
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  • Reply iiipillows May 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Omg! So cute! Just made one! I would send you a pic but I donno how:(. Anyway thanks! Fabulous idea!

  • Reply buttonsandbows July 20, 2013 at 6:30 am

    hi, I’m really, really new to jewellery diy, and I would like to try out your bow ring and your wrapped peach aventurine ring. So I was wondering if there are any basic materials that I should buy, and if there is a particular gauge wire that I would use the most, because I don’t want to buy loads of different wires and beads that I’m only going to use once. My school has the tools and some wires so I can use their tools when needed. I’m on a low budget so they can’t be ridiculously expensive.
    Thank you!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson July 20, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Hi there @buttonsandbows, all you need is a half hard 18gauge wire, about 12inches in total. The wire metal isn’t important for now but to stay on budget I would start with copper or brass.

      I can also offer you to order the DIY set for both rings from my shop, please let me know if you are interested?

      • Reply buttonsandbows July 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm

        thanks for replying so quickly! how much would the diy set be for them both, and how much would they cost separately??
        thanks again!

        • Reply Bettina Johnson July 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

          The bow ring package is $4.00 and the wire wrapped ring incl. stone is $6.50 shipping is $1.70 if combined or for each if you decide to only order 1 package for now!

          Let me know and I will send you a link where you can place your order.

          • buttonsandbows July 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm

            Sounds great, but I live in England, will my money be converted to dollars??
            sorry about all the questions, but I am interested in the bow one especially. Maybe later on I will consider the peach aventurine one.
            thanks

          • Bettina Johnson July 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

            @buttonandbows if you purchase the bow ring package via etsy, you can pay per paypal or Credit Card and yes the dollar will be converted to any currency automaticly.
            For international mail, your package would be $2.05 for shipping and you receive supplies for 2 rings.
            https://www.etsy.com/listing/157283104/wired-bow-ring-diy-instructions-and

          • buttonsandbows July 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

            thanks!!!! sorry, last request, can you give me the link for the peach aventurine wrap ring in case i change my mind.
            thank you again.

          • Bettina Johnson July 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm

            Of course: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157963591/wrapped-peach-aventurine-ring-diy please let me know if you have any furter questions.

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