- sterling silver wire (about 20 or 21 gauge)
- an anvil (a small one will do just fine)
- mallet or ball peen hammer
Cut a piece of sterling silver wire about 3.5 to 4 inches long. Put your wire piece on your anvil and, using the rubber end of your mallet, hammer the entire piece. Turn it over and hammer the other side. This makes your sterling wire stronger.
After you’ve wrapped the wire around the loop three or four times, place the wrapped piece on the front of your toe and press it firmly in place.
Wrap the tail of the wire around the side and bottom of your toe, bringing it back up the other side.
Pull the ring-in-progress gently off your toe, being careful to retain the shape. Make a loop in the tail and, gripping the wire with your chain-nose pliers, wrap the wire down and inward, toward your body.