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FREE Pattern: Romantic Roses Wire Ring
by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com
Wire Jewelry Pattern for September 28th 2016
Romantic Roses Wire Ring
by Rhonda Chase
Today I have a great pattern for you that is not only simple but elegant! This can be made my just about anyone with just a few tools and a little bit of wire! Enjoy!
Create romantic wire rings featuring a row of pretty roses. They are very smooth and comfortable to wear. They are also easy to make and can be as simple or as ornate as you want.
Skill Level: All Levels
- Jewelry wire – 18 inches, 20 gauge, round, dead soft
- Wire Cutters
- Jewelry pliers (flat or chain nose)
- Round nose pliers
- Ring mandrel
- Patina (optional)
Step 1. If you have a ring that fits you well, drop it onto your ring the mandrel and see what size it is. If you’re not sure what size you need, use a piece of string to measure the circumference of your finger and then put the string around the ring mandrel.
Plan to make your ring a little bigger than your actual ring size to accommodate the wire wraps.
Cut 18 inches of 20 gauge, round, dead soft jewelry wire. You can use any metal, including colored craft wires. I prefer silver filled, bronze or copper wire.
Find the approximate center of your wire. Set it against your ring mandrel a little bigger than the right size marking and hold it in place with your thumb.
Step 2. With your other hand bend the wire all the way around the mandrel so that it goes behind and comes back to the front again.
Make sure the wires but do not cross in the back.
Step 3. Make sure you have one wire going in one direction on the top, the second wire in the center, which goes around the back, and last, the bottom wire going in the other direction.
Grab the two wires that are going in opposite directions and twist them together as close to the mandrel as possible. You may need pliers to help you pull this tight. Try to stay on your mandrel sizing mark.
Take your ring off the mandrel.
Step 4. Take one of the wire tails and wrap it twice around the ring the base, going from the center outward. You will probably need pliers to help you do this. Be careful not to bend the base out of shape. Repeat with the second wire.
Step 5. Put the ring back on the mandrel and slide it down to reshape the base. Run one wire tails through one of the loops in the center of the ring and pull it through. If you don’t have a loop big enough, just run the wire behind the base and end up in the very center of the ring.
This may be tricky, use pliers and have patience.
Step 6. Now wind the second wire a couple of times around the first one in the center. Then take the center wire and wind it over the first wire again.
Keep spiraling the wires over and under each other as you go around the center shape. You will start to see a rose shape form.
Step 7. When you have about an inch and a half of wire left, finish spiraling so that the tails point in opposite directions.
Step 8. Take your ring off the mandrel again.You can use your pliers to flatten your rose a little bit if you want.
Step 9. Just like at the beginning, take each tail, and in opposite directions, wind them around the ring base tightly, going outward. Wind each wire twice. Use your pliers.
Step 10. Make a tiny loop on the end of each tail. Spiral the loop and tuck the spiral under the center rose. Repeat with the other side.
Step 11. Put your ring back on the mandrel and bend back into shape if necessary.
Step 12. Your ring is now finished! Add a patina and sealer if you want. The ring I made is jeweler’s bronze with a patina.
Congratulations! You’ve made your first Romantic Roses Wire Ring.