- 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.
Using your chain-nose pliers, grasp the small swirled piece and continue wrapping the wire around and around.
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.