Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. The beads in this ring sit in a braided wire bezel.
Beaded Flower Ring
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The beads in this ring sit in a braided wire bezel. You can use any 6mm and 4mm beads.

Materials

22 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.05
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.02
  • Gold Club Price: $0.76
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6mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-88B
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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4mm Crystal 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-110
  • Lesson Quantity: 7.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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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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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 3 base wires of the 22ga (0.6 mm) wire, with the length of 20 inches (50cm), each.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 2
Hold the base wires together, making sure that the ends of them are aligned. Cut a 10 inches (25 cm) long weaving wire of the 26ga (0.4 mm) wire. Wrap the initial end of it 3 times around the center of the base wires.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 3
Pressure the recently woven part with the chain nose pliers, to flatten it.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 4
Add your 6 mm bead to the weaving wire, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 5
Position your bead over the 3 base wires, as shown here, then bend the weaving wire upward behind the base wires, as tight as you can.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 6
This is the same step from the front view of the base wires.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 7
Now wrap the weaving wire another 3 times around the base wires. Make sure that the woven part is below the bead.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 8
Add 7 pieces of 4 mm beads to the weaving wire.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 9
Bend the beaded weaving wire all around the large central bead, as shown on this picture.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 10
On the left side of the beads, insert the weaving wire end below the beaded wire, taking it to the back above the base wires.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 11
Pull the weaving wire completely backwards, then bend it tightly to the right side direction.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 12
Switch to back view. This is the result we must get.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 13
Now wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the base wires, on the left side of the beads (from back view).
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 14
On both sides, bend the base wires upwards, then continue to bend them to the opposite direction, crossing the left wire ends over the right wire ends. We have to make a 4 mm big loop with them.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 15
Take the outer base wire from both sides. Bend them upwards, positioning them close to each other, as shown on this picture.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 16
Switch to front view. Now we have 3 groups of wires, 2 wires in each group.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 17
Take the wires from the right side, bend them inwards over the central wires, then bend the central wires slightly to the right side direction.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 18
Now take the wires from the left side, bend them inwards over the central wires, then bend the central wires slightly to the left side direction.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 19
Again, take the wires from the right side, bend them inwards over the central wires, then bend the central wires slightly to the right side direction.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 20
Now again, take the wires from the left side, bend them inwards over the central wires, then bend the central wires slightly to the left side direction.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 21
Follow the same braiding steps until you make a 10cm long braided part.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 22
At the point where the braided part ends, bend all wires completely to the right side direction, making them straight and parallel.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 23
Very slowly, start to bend the braid all around the beaded flower, as shown here and on the next picture.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 24
Take the weaving wire to the front between the central bead and the first small bead on the right side.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 25
On the right side of the same small bead, insert the weaving wire end into the braid, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 26
Pull the weaving wire end completely backwards, until it is wrapped tightly around the beaded wire.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 27
Now again take the weaving wire to the front between the bigger bead and the second small bead, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 28
On the right side of the same small bead insert the weaving wire into the braid, then pull it completely backwards, until the weaving wire is wrapped around the beaded wire.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 29
Repeat exactly the same steps after every small bead, as shown on this picture.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 30
Take the braided wires, bend them tightly around the beaded flower, one more time.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 31
At the point where the braided part ends, take the weaving wire to the front on the left side of the braided wires.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 32
Now bend all the 6 base wires completely to the right side direction, as shown here. Keep them straight and parallel.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 33
Wrap the weaving wire 4 times around the base wires.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 34
Behind the base wires, cut off the extra end of the weaving wire, then pressure it with the chain nose pliers, until it is completely closed.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 35
Switch to back view. This is the result we must get.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 36
Measure 6 cm length on the base wires (counting from the recently woven part on the right side of the beaded flower). Take a 4 inches (10 cm) long wire of the 26ga (0.4 mm) wire, wrap it 6 times around the base wires.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 37
Flatten the woven part with the chain nose pliers
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 38
Behind the base wires, cut off the extra end of the weaving wire.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 39
Leave a 0.3 cm long end on all 6 base wires. Cut off the extra ends of them.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 40
With the help of the chain nose pliers, bend these short wire ends completely backwards, then pressure them with the same pliers until they are completely closed.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 41
This is the result we must get from the back view. Make sure all wires are completely closed.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 42
Position the wire ends over a ring mandrel (or wooden dowel).
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 43
Bend all the wire structure around the mandrel (or wooden dowel), until the beaded flower covers the wire ends.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 44
Separate the ring from the mandrel (or wooden dowel). This is the result we must get.
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring
Step 45
If you wish, you can separate the base wires of the ring band.
Your beautiful flower ring is ready
Erika Pal's Beaded Flower Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, beaded flower ring