DIY // Wire wrapped Ring

DIY // Wrapped Peach Aventurine Ring

Wire Wrapped Ring
Wire Wrapped Ring

Here is my 3rd Episode of the Made by color DIY’s, and today I’ll be making a very cute, easy to make and comfortable ring with a gorgeous pillow Peach Aventurine.

What you’ll need:

1. Cut a piece of 18ga round dead soft wire 1 ft (30cm) long.
2. Place a 11x6mm pillow bead in the middle of the wire. Bend the wire down as shown.
3. Place the wire with a bead around the ring mandrel at ½ size larger than needed. Wrap the wire around the ring. There is one wire on either side of a bead.
4. Wrap each wire twice around the bead, one side at a time and alternate sides. Your wires will end up in opposite directions.
5. Use the wire end to wrap around the shank. Make 2-3 wraps. Cut the wire. Tuck the wire ends with chain nose pliers so they are not poking.
6. Repeat step 5 with the other wire end.
Your ring is done!!! You can play with different sizes and colors for your bead and wire, and you will always have a different ring!
Finished Wire wrapped ring
Finished Wire wrapped ring

29 Comments

  • Reply Holly May 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

    You have the BEST tutorials! 🙂
    Holly

  • Reply ExquisiteStudios-Emily May 26, 2012 at 10:48 am

    AHHH-MAZING! What a brilliant tutorial 🙂

  • Reply Christie May 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    That looks amazing!! Venturing out to Joanns for supplies tomorrow!!

  • Reply Devon June 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

    My girlfriend and I wanted to do a very unique wedding ring using really pretty pebbles from our favorite family vacation beaches, but I’ve been completely stumped as to how to do it. Thank you for this post!! I do have a question… Obviously, using pebbles from the beach aren’t going to have the hole through them like a bead. Any suggestions on how to make it into a bead, if that is even possible?

    • Reply Bettina Johnson June 1, 2012 at 7:06 am

      Dear Devon,
      I am glad my DIY helped you to find a way to create your rings, unfortunately I haven’t tried drilling into a stone/pebble yet. But you could try it with a stand-drill and water running over it while you drill, so the drill bit won’t burn or break.

      This may help you as well: http://etsymetal.blogspot.jp/2009/07/pebble-drilling-tutorial.html let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck with the project.

      • Reply Laurie Kahn December 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        I have had good luck using a Dremmel tool and a diamond drill bit. You can find the tiny diamond drill bits on eBay. I put my pebble on a small sponge in a plastic cup and added water. Then drilled away.

  • Reply Erin June 16, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I love your tutorials! Thank you so much for taking the time to make them so easy to follow!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson June 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

      Thanks, so glad you enjoy my tutorials. I will have a giveaway for the last 4 DIY’s on Tuesday, make sure to subscribe to my blog. That way you don’t miss the Giveaway.

      This ring will be included in the giveaway!!!

  • Reply Lauren G June 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    This is so cute! Looks pretty easy too! How much is the ring mandrel? Even if it cost a little bit, I be willing because I think I’d use it alot.

    • Reply Bettina Johnson June 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Lauren G. a ring mandrel can be between $5-$20 really depends what material it’s made out of.

      Have fun crafting!

  • Reply Katy Potaty June 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I love this ring – and I love that with a few different materials, I could create a different ring for every single outfit!

  • Reply DESPINA June 20, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I just started making rings, can’t wait to try it!!

  • Reply Joanna-Gloria June 20, 2012 at 3:21 am

    what a sweet ring, great tutorial!!

  • Reply Hofken June 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I printed this out and am going to my nearby bead store to see if I can recreate it. I really hope so!

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

  • Reply I love this! It is such an easy and affo June 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love this! It is such an easy and affordable way to have beautiful, custom jewelry!!

  • Reply Kayla July 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Where did you buy the bead you used in this tutorial?

    • Reply Bettina Johnson July 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      hi Kayla,

      you can get beads like that in your local bead store (hobby lobby, michaels or etsy). search for peach aventurine cushion cut on etsy.!

  • Reply Gloria January 5, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Any suggestions on how I can keep the wire from moving on the mandrel. I haven’t conquered the knack of keeping it tight and the rings are all the same size.
    Thanks.

    • Reply Bettina Johnson February 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Try to keep your mandrel steady in between your legs, and when you start wrapping the wire as seen in the second image, make sure to keep it tight.
      Also, if you end up with a bigger ring, start by laying the wire higher up the mandrel (smaller size), so if you slide down you won’t be too far off on your actual size.

      Hope this helps?

  • Reply Janice February 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I love this and you make it simple to understand, thank you.

  • Reply Veronika May 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Nice one, will definitely try it!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson May 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      It’s really simple. Hope you have fun making your own!

  • Reply Teresa Ann October 2, 2013 at 5:50 am

    This tutorial is awesome. I finally got around to making some handmade rings. I am going to write about it on my blog today and mention your tutorial (with full credit of course).
    AptToCraft.blogspot.com
    🙂

  • Reply David April 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I lightly hammer the wraps to keep them round and true. Once the ring is fully wrapped I hammer everywhere possible. You need to start about a size smaller. Fancy buttons make great ring designs as well. The procedure is the same.

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