I am so excited to share this fun and easy technique for making wire rings. All you need are a few materials and tools and you are on your way!
You'll need the following tools:
- Bent Chain Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Nylon Jaw Pliers
- Maxi Shear Flush Wire Cutters
- A round mandrel that approximates your ring size. I used a highlighter.
- An emery board to smooth out any nicks in the wire.
Buttons. I used the following:
I used a variety of wire, but mostly 16 and 18 gauge for the ring bands. I wove with 26 and 28 gauge and used Gilding Matte 11/0 Seed beads to embellish the weaving.
I think the results are really great and it's so easy to create a ring for every finger! (Plus... they will make great holiday gifts! It's never too early to start gift making.)
Check out the entire FTF video below and let me know what you make! I'd love to see it. Email photos to kate at beadshop dot com.