Layna Palmer's Silver Linings Ring, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .
Silver Linings Ring
by Layna Palmer
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

22 Gauge Square Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $8.61
  • Gold Club Price: $6.46
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22 Gauge Half Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.64
  • Gold Club Price: $0.48
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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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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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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
FREE_WIRE_CUTTER_C
  • FREE_WIRE_CUTTER_C
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $0.00
  • Gold Club Price: $0.00
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Tape Measure
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Weighted Rawhide Mallet
HAM-408.00
  • HAM-408.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $48.97
  • Gold Club Price: $36.73
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Instructions
Step 1
If you are not sure of your ring size, measure your finger and size on ring mandrel.
Straighten and cut 6, 6 inch pieces of square wire and tape together in a bundle if needed. Find and mark the center or the wires. Place the center of the wires on the ring mandrel about half a size smaller than the finished ring. Bend the wires around the mandrel and twist to secure, hold firmly to prevent the ring from sliding on the mandrel and ending up too large.
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Layna Palmer's Silver Linings Ring - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Layna Palmer's Silver Linings Ring - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 2
Continue to twist the wires until they are secure and slide down until it is the correct size, or just a little larger since you need to wrap the band when you are finished. You may need to use a mallet to get the ring to the correct size. This will "lock" the wire in place and make the ring more secure.
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Step 3
Fan the wires out like spokes on a wheel and trim to be even if necessary. Make a small loop in the end of each wire during this step so you don't poke yourself later on.
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Layna Palmer's Silver Linings Ring - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 4
Make a spiral in the end of one of the wires and place it near the band on the ring. Skip two wires and make another spiral, repeat until you reach the starting spiral.
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Step 5
Now repeat the spiral pattern, skipping one wire between spirals, and then finishing the spiral on all of the wires. Make sure to space the wires, stacking them up as you go, creating a dome on the top of the band. Check your spirals often to make sure you are getting them evenly spaced and filling in spaces as you go. You should end with one spiral at the top of the dome.
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Step 6
Place your ring back on the mandrel and check your size again. Take the half-round or round wire and start at the center of the wire and center of the band, wrapping as you go out to each side. You don't need to completely wrap the band, just enough to hold the wire together and size the ring, about an inch and a half in total.
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Step 7
Place your ring back on the mandrel and tap with a mallet if necessary to get to the correct size. Now take a good look at the spirals on top of the ring and adjust so they are even and there are no empty spots.
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Step 8
On the silver ring in the picture, I have all of the spirals flat and used a rubber mallet to flatten them against each other. The copper ring has the spirals up off the ring which gives it a little more dimension and a higher profile. The gold ring is how yours will look just after you finish it; no hammering or raising the spirals off the ring.
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