Albina Manning's Quick Wired Bead Ring, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. I really like playing with round wire and sometimes I enjoy a vintage look by adding a patina by using liver of sulfur (LOS).
Quick Wired Bead Ring
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I really like playing with round wire and sometimes I enjoy a vintage look by adding a patina by using liver of sulfur (LOS). This ring design is easy to make and can be altered by changing the color of the bead or by using a colored craft wire!

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.71
  • Gold Club Price: $1.29
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Onyx 10mm Faceted Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-309
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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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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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 2 foot (61 cm) long piece of 20-gauge round dead soft wire. Place a 10mm round bead in the middle of the wire. Bend the wire down as shown.
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Step 2
Place the beaded wire on the ring mandrel at the desired finished size. Keeping the bead in the middle of the wire, wrap each end of the wire once around the ring mandrel. There is now one wire on either side of the bead.
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Step 3
Tightly wrap each wire around the bead, one side at a time and on alternate sides. Your wires will end up in opposite directions.
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Step 4
Continue wrapping each wire around the bead, until you are satisfied with number of wraps or you have at least 2” of wire left on each side of the ring.
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Step 5
Carefully remove the ring from the mandrel.
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Step 6
On each side of the ring, firmly wrap each wire end around the shank 2 or 3 times. Trim each wire end and use chain nose pliers to tuck each end so it doesn't poke the skin.
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Step 7
Your ring is basically finished!
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Step 8
If you would like to make your ring more interesting, use chain nose pliers to slightly twist and bend some of the wires as shown below. To really define these bends, you could use liver of sulfur to patina your ring. Simply follow the directions on the LOS container, and then remove any patina you wish with a steel wool pad or other abrasive.
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