Wire is a wonderful tool for making jewelry. It's inexpensive and easy to bend into any shape you want. Making this ring requires only a couple of tools and some simple handiwork. Its spiral shape is almost hypnotic, making it a winner as a gift or something to wear yourself.
Things You'll Need
- 12 gauge aluminum craft wire, 2 feet
- Soft rag
- Wire cutter
- Jewelry pliers
- Pen or knitting needle the circumferece of your ring size
12 gauge craft (or floral) wire is larger in circumference than the lower number gauge wires. Despite its thickness, the aluminum core makes it quite easy to bend. It is sold in 5 yard looped quantities in a variety of colors.
Measure and cut 2 feet of 12 gauge aluminum wire with your wire cutters.
Bend the ring around your round object four times. Leave a 1 inch tail on the back side of the band. Leave the other end long on the front of the band. It will measure about 8 inches, although the exact measurement depends on the ring size.
Wrap the end of the wire with a piece of cloth to protect it from getting scratched by the rough pliers. Grab the short tail of your wire and twist it down into a circle looping toward the wrapped ring.
Take the long end of the wire and twist it in a second spiral. This loop must start with a very tight crimped bend at first, then a looser loop, circling around the initial crimp parallel many times until there is no excess wire. This spiral should fall on the opposite side of the other one, on the front of the band.