Making a wire-wrapped ring is a simple jewelry making project that stays in style year round. When autumn approaches, a Halloween themed wire wrapped ring makes an extra fun jewelry statement!
Most any shape of bead will work. Amy picked from a large selection of skull beads to learn Tiffany’s wire wrapping technique. She chose a large ceramic skull bead because the side-to-side hole placement ensured that the skull could show off its smile. Gemstone beads, faceted glass, wood beads, and crystals will also make a unique ring. Pick any bead 6-10mm in size, or 12-14mm for serious bling!
Gather your Supplies:
Jewelry Supplies and Tools Needed:
- Ring mandrel (I used #69-151)
- 22-gauge wire (I used 22-gauge copper #47-406-SP)
- Bead between 6-10mm in size (Swarovski mini round beads work great; the skull ring uses #28-682; the gemstone bead uses a turquoise nugget)
- Chain Nose Pliers (I used travel kit #69-292)
- Wire Cutters (I used travel kit #69-292)
- Round Nose Pliers (I used travel kit #69-292)
- XL Gel Liver of Sulfur
- Polishing Pads (#63-528)
- Clear Sealant, if using copper wire (I used #82-525-12)
Once you start making these rings, you won’t be able to stop!
~ Tiffany & Amy