Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. .
Woven Solitaire Ring
by Elizabeth Schultz
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
An easy and fun ring to make and wear!

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.23
  • Gold Club Price: $2.43
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.14
  • Gold Club Price: $1.60
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5mm Round Aquamarine CZ - Pack of 5
E5-15M
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.98
  • Gold Club Price: $4.49
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Pliers
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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Round Nose Wire Pliers
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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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PROFESSIONAL QUALITY RING MANDREL 1-16
MAN-295.00
  • MAN-295.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Take a scrap piece of wire and measure around the desired ring size. (You'll need to increase the ring by half a size. For example, if you want to make a size 7, measure a size 7.5).
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Take a scrap piece of wire and measure around the desired ring size
Step 2
Measure the scrap wire on a ruler. Cut 2 segments of 20 gauge wire that are the length of the scrap wire plus 4 inches. (For example, the scrap wire was 2", add 4" for a total of 6").
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, measure the wire
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, cut two pieces of wire
Step 3
Find the center of the scrap wire and the 20 gauge segments of wire and line them up. Then mark the ends of the scrap wire on the 20 gauge segments of wire.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Find the center of the scrap wire and the 20 gauge segments of wire and line them up
Step 4
Next, wrap the 28 gauge weaving wire around one of the 20 gauge wires 3 times.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the weaving wire around the base wire
Step 5
Then, set the other 20 gauge wire on top and wrap the wire around both wires. Next, bring the wire in between the two wires from the back, then around the top wire.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, set the other 20 gauge wire on top and wrap the wire around both wires
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Next, bring the wire in between the two wires from the back, then around the top wire.
Step 6
Wrap the wire around the bottom base wire and then around both base wires.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Wrap the wire around the bottom base wire and then around both base wires.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Wrap the wire around the bottom base wire and then around both base wires.
Step 7
Then bring the wire in between both base wires and around the top wire. This is called the "Modified Soumak" weave. Continue steps 5-7 until you weave from one sharpie mark to the other. (DO NOT cut the weaving wire once you finish the band!)
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, bring the wire in between both base wires and around the top wire
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, continue weaving
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, soumak weave
Step 8
Note: Make sure to scoot the wire down with your pliers to keep your weave neat. You can also use a clamp or painter's tape to hold the wires while you weave.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, push the weave down with your pliers
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, or clamp the woven section
Step 9
Here's how the complete weave should look. Next, bend the bare wire 90 degrees each direction. The wire should look like an "H". Next, wrap the woven band around the ring mandrel until the ends meet.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, completed weave
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, bend the bare wires
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap around a ring mandrel
Step 10
Now take the weaving wire and bring it around the opposite wire and wrap it around that wire one time. Next, wrap it around both wires and then the top wire one time. Finish securing the wire by wrapping it around the first wire one time.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire,  Now take the weaving wire and bring it around the opposite wire and wrap it around that wire one time.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire,  Now take the weaving wire and bring it around the opposite wire and wrap it around that wire one time.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the weaving wire around the bare wires
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, secure the wire
Step 11
Now cut the weaving wire leaving at least a 6" tail.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, trim the weaving wire
Step 12
Take your weaving wire and wrap it around the other side 3 times to start a new weave. Then wrap it around both wires, then the opposite wire and around the starting wire one time to secure the weave, like the previous side.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, start a new weave
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, then wrap the wire around both wires
Step 13
The stone should sit in the center spot of the ring, like so.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, the stone sits in the center
Step 14
Next, take the outer wires and bend them over the band of the ring as shown. Once situated, set your stone under the wires. Next, secure the stone with the wires.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, take the outer wires and bend them over the band of the ring
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, the stone sits under the wires
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, secure the stone with the wires
Step 15
Wrap the wires around the band and then cut them off with your flush cutters. From there, use your chain nose pliers to tuck in the remaining wire against the band.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the wires around the band and trim
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, tuck the end in with pliers
Step 16
Now use the remaining weaving wire to coil the remaining 20 gauge wires. Then, wrap the coiled wire around the band of the ring next to the previous wire.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, use the remaining weaving wire to coil around the band
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the coiled wire around the band of the ring next to the previous wire.
Step 17
Next, trim the wire about 1/4 from the coil and use your round nose pliers to curl the wire towards the stone.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, trim the wire
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, coil the wire toward the stone
Step 18
Repeat steps 16-17 on the other side. And there's your ring!
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Solitaire Ring - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, finished woven wire solitaire ring