Albina Manning's Button Ring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. How much fun it is to be able to use round craft wire and a few
Button Ring
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
How much fun it is to be able to use round craft wire and a few "found" items to make a fashionable item! Instead of using buttons, you can substitute large flat beads, add your own flair with a few accent beads, use colored craft wire, and you're making a new ring in just a few minutes. (This is a great crafts project for young girls at a party or on a rainy afternoon, too!)

Materials

20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 18 ft
H17-I20-18FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.00
  • Gold Club Price: $5.25
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Sterling Silver Beads Bright 2.5mm - Pack of 25
K9-138
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.80
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4-hole button
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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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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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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the necessary wire. Place the center of the wire on the ring mandrel, at ΒΌ size larger than the desired finished size. Wrap both ends of the wire very tightly around the mandrel until you have 3 or 4 full wraps around it.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Sizing the wire on the mandrel.
Step 2
Keeping the wire on the ring mandrel, insert each wire end through the respective bottom hole on each side of the button.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding the button to the wire.
Step 3
On one wire end, place an even number of as many beads as needed to cross the top of the button diagonally, and then thread the wire through the opposite, diagonal hole in the button.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding beads to the button and wire.
Step 4
On the other wire end, place the same number of beads as used on the first wire, and lay this beaded segment diagonally across the button, so the center of the beaded segment lies across the center of the first beaded segment. Thread this wire through the opposite, diagonal hole in the button.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding the same beads on the other wire.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding the same beads on the other wire.
Step 5
Carefully remove the ring from the mandrel and turn it to the back side. While keeping the ring base flat, wrap each of the wire ends firmly around the ring base, 4 or 5 times to show. Trim and tuck each end.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Removing ring from mandrel.
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Removing ring from mandrel.
Step 6
Now that you have completed a single-button ring, have fun experimenting with 2-hole buttons, and more variations!
Albina Manning's Button Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Variations on the button ring.