Thursday, January 8, 2009

How to make a one bead wire ring using gold or silver wire



First you measure your 24 gauge gold or silver wire. The beading wire should be 14 inches, a normal ring is 10 inches and then the four extra inches are for the extra wrapping to make the ring thicker and sturdier.

Put the bead that you are using for your ring at the halfway point of the wire. Fold the wire right against each side of the bead to hold the bead in place. Start the ring as a size 8 using a ring sizer tube. Wrap wire around 2 times each side to give you four bands. Keep your bottom wire on the bottom and your top wire on the top. Then wrap each of the two wires around the bead at the front until you end up with a short piece of wire on each end. Then slide the ring of the ring sizer tube.

Wrap the short piece of wire along each end of the ring. Make it look clean by squeezing it with the end of the flat nosed plier. Use a nylon jaw pliers to straighten out the wires so they lie flat. When done trim off the ends with a cutter. It is better if you end your jewelry piece at the top of the band. Then hammer it slightly to make it sturdier.




1 comment:

Lisa said...

Hi there! I just came across your site through Capitola Girl and love the concept. There is nothing like having people to bead with! Most of the time, I'm a lone beader, but through the beauty of the internet, I sometimes feel I have a beading circle of friends. Take care, Lisa C., www.abeadaday.blogspot.com

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