Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. Make a unique ring with a braided twist with this simple wire wrapped ring pattern.
Copper Knot Ring
by Brenda Sigafoos
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Make a unique ring with a braided twist with this simple wire wrapped ring pattern. Try using a different metal for the wrap wire, such as silver on copper or gold on silver, for an elegant look.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.65
  • Gold Club Price: $0.49
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16 Gauge Half Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-16HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.99
  • Gold Club Price: $0.74
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
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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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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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Medium Rawhide Hammer 1 1/4 inch - Pack of 1
G3-7
  • G3-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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3.6 Volt Automatic Wire Twister (Cordless Screwdriver)
G5-15
  • G5-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $42.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.23
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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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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Measure your round wire and mark it at 6 inches. Now take your round nose pliers, and grasp the wire deep in the jaw, on the mark. Bend the wire in half around the round jaw.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Measuring round wire.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Bending round wire around round nose pliers.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Bending round wire around round nose pliers.
Step 2
Now your wire has a loop on one side, and two ends on the other side. Place the two ends of the folded wire in the wire twister, and tighten the wire twister. Remove the round nose pliers and grip the loop made, with flat nose pliers. Twist the wire evenly.

Then remove it from the twister and flush cut the ends.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding folded wire to wire twister.
Step 3
Place the twisted round wire on a bench block or anvil, and hammer to the look you want. Be careful not to over-hammer it, or else it will become fragile and break.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Hammering twisted round wire.
Step 4
Next, place the middle of the hammered wire on the ring mandrel, at the size you want to make, and form the wire around the mandrel until the wire meets itself. Take the end with two wires and insert it through the wire loop. Hammer with a mallet to shape the ring.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Sizing the twisted wire on the ring mandrel.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Sizing the twisted wire on the ring mandrel.
Step 5
Now take the end that you pulled through the loop, and form it in a loop heading the other direction, bringing the wire down. Trim so that the wire is 1/2" long, measuring from the loop intersection to the end of the wire.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Trimming and forming wire around the ring mandrel.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Trimming and forming wire around the ring mandrel.
Step 6
Cut your half round wire in half, at 3 inches. Bend the half round wire in half with flat nose pliers and place it on the ring, about 1/4" away from the cut wire. Squeeze with flat nose pliers to form a wrap, then and wrap it 3-4 times as desired. Trim any excess wire. Repeat with the remaining 3" of half round wire on the other side of the ring, where the loop begins to twist.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Cutting half round wire, and wrapping.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Cutting half round wire, and wrapping.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Cutting half round wire, and wrapping.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Cutting half round wire, and wrapping.
Step 7
Now place the ring back on the mandrel and beat with a rawhide mallet to finish shaping and sizing. Remember, too much hammering will cause the ring become fragile and break, especially using thinner wire, so be careful!

And there you go, you have a nice, simple ring.
Here are ideas you can do, too. Go ahead and experiment with different gauges of wire and try making other pieces of jewelry. Have fun with the idea, try different gauges like 14 and smaller, or wire on some beads for decoration. I thought it was pretty cool.
Brenda Sigafoos's Copper Knot Ring - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using rawhide mallet on the ring to form.