Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This simple ring is a great way to get familiar with weaving.
Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This simple ring is a great way to get familiar with weaving. It's a straight length of weaving that then is curved around a mandrel to form the ring. Use any 6mm round bead.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.05
  • Gold Club Price: $1.54
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.49
  • Gold Club Price: $1.87
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Malachite 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-695
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $17.85
  • Gold Club Price: $13.39
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Onyx 6mm Round Faceted Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-323
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.40
  • Gold Club Price: $6.30
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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PROFESSIONAL QUALITY RING MANDREL 1-16
MAN-295.00
  • MAN-295.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Place the bead in the middle of the 20-gauge wire. (To find the length you need, use approximately 2x the length of the ring shank needed with a little extra inch for curls.)
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 2
Wrap one side of the wire fully around the bead until both wires are running parallel, next to each other in the same direction.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 3
Shape the wire close to the bead and bring the tail ends in close together.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 4
Secure the weaving wire onto the bottom base wire by wrapping three times (I'm using 0.4mm/26 gauge but 0.3mm/ 28 gauge would give a finer weave.)
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 5
Trim off the securing wire tail and tuck in with pliers to ensure there are no sharp ends to catch on skin or clothing and slide the coiled weaving wire close to the bead.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 6
You can do any 2 wire weave, such as a figure of eight weave, but this example shows three wraps around the bottom wire and two wraps around both wires.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 7
Repeat this weave to the length of the shank needed to wrap around the finger.
Pro Tip: To find the required length: position a piece of scrap wire around the ring mandrel at the intended size or around the finger and measure it against a ruler.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 8
Continue to wrap around the bottom wire to secure, this can be done three times to hold the weaving wire in place or continued for a couple of centimeters to make a decorative coil, before cutting off weaving wire and tucking in the end with pliers, so there is no sharp tail sticking up.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 9
Using round-nose pliers, curl the ends of the 0.8mm/ 20-gauge wire to make small spirals.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 10
When making a spiral with your round nose pliers: trim off the very beginning of your curl, to remove the straight start of the curl.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Step 11
Do this on both ends of the 0.8mm/ 20 gauge base wires
Step 12
Shape to size around a ring mandrel, or your finger.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring with Gemstone Bead - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire wrap ring