I love the look of hammered metal and sparkly Swarovski crystals together. When these new Swarovski crystal mini oval beads came out, I knew they would be perfect for a fun new ring project! I came up with two quick ring designs using the crystals and silver filled wire.
The items you need for this project are a steel block, a ring mandrel, a ring sizer, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, a metal file, a ball pen hammer, 22 gauge round dead soft silver-filled wire, and 14 gauge round dead soft silver-filled wire. I also highly recommend ring bending pliers, though it can be done without. If you want to antique your wire work, then you will also want a patina solution and microfine sanding sponges.
>>Swirly Hammered Ring <<
To make the hammered swirly ring, follow these directions below!
>>Double Wrap Hammered Ring <<
You can also make a double wrap hammered ring. This one has a cleaner, more modern look. You will need the same tools as above for the swirly one. To make this one, follow the steps below.
Well, I hope that inspired you to play around with some ring designs! Feel free to ask me any questions on how to create these rings! Also, check out these ring projects below for more ideas!