Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This contemporary ring is bound together with a bit of beautiful weaving underneath the finger.
Boho Beaded Ring
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
This contemporary ring is bound together with a bit of beautiful weaving underneath the finger. In order for the beads to sit opposite each other, be sure to measure your ring size.

Materials

21 Gauge Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-21H
  • Lesson Quantity: 21.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $19.67
  • Gold Club Price: $14.76
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.90
  • Gold Club Price: $0.67
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Gold Filled Stardust Beads 4mm - Pack of 10
J9-375
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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4mm Crystal 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-110
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 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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Instructions
Step 1
Take a piece of thin wire, wrap it once around the ring mandrel or wooden dowel, over the number of the ring size you wish to make.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 2
Cut the wire and separate it from the mandrel or wooden dowel.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 3
Straighten the wire. This wire measures the length of the ring band.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 4
Once you know the length of your ring circumference, add an extra 2.5 cm length to it. In my case the ring circumference is 6cm long, so I have to count 6cm + 2.5cm=8.5 cm. Cut 3 base wire with the length obtained in your sum. In my case each wire is 8.5 cm long.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 5
Take 2 of your beads, add them to one of your base wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 6
On the right end of your base wire, measure 1cm. At this point hold it tight within your chain nose pliers and bend the 1cm part 90 degrees upwards.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 7
Repeat exactly the same measuring and bending step on the left side as well.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 8
On the right end of the base wire, position the right bead close to the bent corner of the wire.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 9
Hold the bead tight between your fingers, then bend the 1 cm long wire end all around the upper circumference of the bead, bending it over the horizontal part of the base wire and very close to the bead.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 10
With the help of the chain nose pliers, bend the short wire end all around the horizontal part of the wire, then pressure it from the other side, until it is completely closed.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 11
This is the result we must get from the top view.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 12
On the left end of the base wire, position the left bead close to the bent corner of the wire, then repeat exactly the same bending steps on this side as well
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 13
This is the result we must get from the back view of the bead.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 14
Now we have to repeat exactly the same beading steps with the other 2 base wires as well.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 15
Cut a 12 inches (30 cm) long weaving wire of the 28ga (0.3 mm) wire. Bend it in half, as shown on this picture.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 16
Take one of the base wires. Position the bent center of the weaving wire around the center of this base wire.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 17
Take the right end of the weaving wire, wrap it 2 times around the center of the base wire, as tight as you can.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 18
Take a second beaded base wire. Position it above the first one, making sure that the ends of them are aligned, as shown on this picture. Bend the beaded ends slightly upwards, as we need to position it close to the first base wire and we need some space for the beads.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 19
Now position these 2 base wires close to each other. We will continue to weave with the right end of the weaving wire. Wrap it once around both base wires, then take it to the front between these 2 wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 20
On the right end of the base wires, make sure that both beads are facing you and the crossing wire ends are positioned behind the beads. The bent part of the short wire ends must stay hidden behind the beads.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 21
Double check this on the left side as well.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 22
Now take the third base wire, position it below the first 2 base wires, making sure that the ends of them are aligned. Bend the beads of the third base wire slightly downwards, as we need to position this wire close to the other base wires and we need space for the beads.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 23
Now wrap the weaving wire once around the 2 lower base wires, then take it to the front between these 2 wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 24
Again, wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the central base wire.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 25
Now wrap the weaving wire once around the 2 upper base wires, then take it to the front between these 2 wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 26
Now wrap the weaving wire once around the 2 lower base wires, then take it to the front between these 2 wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 27
Make another 3 rotations of this weave, then wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the central wire.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 28
Behind the base wires, cut off the weaving wire end on this side, then pressure it with the chain nose pliers, until it is completely closed. I flattened the whole woven part with the chain nose pliers, to make the weave stronger on the base wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 29
Turn the whole wire structure from the left side to the right side, so the recently woven part is positioned on the left side from the center of the base wires.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 30
Take the other end of your weaving wire. Make 4 rotations of the same weave, then wrap it 2 times around the central base wire. After this, you can cut off the extra end of the weaving wire on this side as well.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 31
On the left side, make sure that all beads are facing you and the short bent wire ends remain hidden behind the beads. Otherwise adjust the position of the short wire ends, moving them behind the beads.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 32
Double check this on the right side as well.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 33
Position the center of the base wires over a ring mandrel, wooden dowel or any other round object (for example here I used the top of a nail polish).
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 34
Bend the beaded wire ends completely backwards, as shown here from the right side view.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 35
Separate the ring from the mandrel (or wooden dowel / round object). With the help of the chain nose pliers, we have to bend the beaded wire ends inwards, positioning one bead below the other one, as shown on this picture. To obtain a more fancy look, I moved the beads slightly to the sides so they cross over each other a little bit.
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring
Step 36
Repeat the same step with all the beads. Your beautiful beaded ring is ready
Erika Pal's Boho Beaded Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, boho beaded ring