This ring is fast and easy! It’s an irresistible project you’re sure to love.
- ring mandrel, or other cylindrical object
- wire cutters
The ring mandrel isn’t entirely necessary (you can use your own finger or some other tool), but I found it was helpful in getting the wire formed for a good fit. I picked my mandrel up for just a few bucks.
Center your bead on the mandrel. The wire going through your bead should go around toward the bottom of the mandrel. Then wrap the wire around the mandrel above your bead and then again below your bead. Pull the wire snugly.
Repeat this process with the other end of the wire on the other side of the bead. Now your bead should be well secured.
Begin wrapping the tail of the wire snugly around the area outside the bead. Wrap the wire several times around. Do this first for one side, and then for the other side. When you are done wrapping, snip the wire close to the ring. You’re done!
As a variation, you can use a colorful bead instead of a Swarovski crystal, or you can experiment with different wire-wrapping techniques, like making the ring thicker or coiling the wire inward to make a swirl pattern, instead of just simply snipping the wire. This is a basic design that you can have fun experimenting with. Enjoy!