delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder. This design uses so little wire that many of you will be able to use your wire scraps.
Balled Wire Gemstone Ring
by delilah
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Butane Torch Techniques
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This design uses so little wire that many of you will be able to use your wire scraps. Any 6mm round bead will work. You'll find that this ring is very comfortable to wear

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.88
  • Gold Club Price: $1.41
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.73
  • Gold Club Price: $2.05
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Amethyst 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-635
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.57
  • Gold Club Price: $5.68
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Tools

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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Butane Gas Jewelers Torch
G19-1
  • G19-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $31.57
  • Gold Club Price: $23.68
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Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.44
  • Gold Club Price: $14.58
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5 inch Plato Slim Flush Cutters for Wire Working or Beading - Pack of 1
G35-3
  • G35-3
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.66
  • Gold Club Price: $5.74
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abrasive pad
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Fold the 18g wire around the mandrel at the desired size. Trim the ends even to each other, about 3/4" from the mandrel
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
Step 2
Holding tone end of the wire with pliers, aim the torch flame straight up the other end until it balls up. Quench in a bowl of water to cool. Repeat with the other end of the wire, and quench to cool.
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
Step 3
Use the abrasive pad to polish the wire. Then wrap it around the mandrel again at the desired size.
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
Step 4
Ball on end of the 20g wire using the torch. Quench to cool. String on the bead and push it to the balled end. Carefully holding the bead away from the flame, ball the second end of the 20g wire. When you quench the second end, ONLY dip the balled end into the water. If the bead has heated up, throwing it into cool water could cause it to crack.
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
Step 5
Wrap one end of the 20g wire twice around one end of the ring shank as shown. Then, keeping the bead between the two ring shank wires, wrap the other end of the 20g wire twice around the other side of the ring shank.
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,
delilah's Balled Wire Gemstone Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder,