Oksana Truhan's Woven Wire Pearl Ring, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder. Weaving the shank of this wire ring makes it not only beautiful, but very strong.
Woven Wire Pearl Ring
by Oksana Truhan
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving, Butane Torch Techniques
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Weaving the shank of this wire ring makes it not only beautiful, but very strong. And the bezel is also woven for strength and beauty. Take it slow while weaving and you'll be able to make this fab ring!

Materials

10mm pearl bead
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.50 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $5.86
  • Gold Club Price: $4.40
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 40.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.64
  • Gold Club Price: $0.48
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Blazer Stingray Torch, Black
TRCH-4001
  • TRCH-4001
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $49.95
  • Gold Club Price: $37.46
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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
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  • Price: $12.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Take 45-gauge wire and bend it in half.
Wrap the wire around the Mandrel three times.
Make the coils equal and firmly press them to the mandrel.
This is the base of the ring. Now we'll start weaving 28-gauge wire.
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Step 2
To make this stage easier, begin the coiling from the middle of the base. Bend the 28-gauge wire in half and coil it around the center 14-gauge wire.
Create a pattern: one coil around the center wire, two coils around two outer base wires. Then again one coil around the center wire and two coils around other two base wires.
You can use the needle to move the coils. The pattern looks best if the coils are close to each other.

Weave this pattern for half of the ring.

9. Then go back to the beginning and use the other half of the 28g wire to weave the other half of the ring.
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Step 3
You can use chain nose pliers to fix some coils, if they are uneven. You don't have to weave the entire base. Leave some unwoven for the bead to sit on. The base of ring is finished. But don't cut the 28-gauge wire yet. We will use it to attach the bead.
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Step 4
Now to create the "nest" for the pearl.

Coil the 14-gauge wire into a spiral. In the center of the spiral leave enough space for the pearl.
Set the pearl into the "nest" and see how it looks. The bead should sit snugly but not overly tight.
Be sure that one of the14-gauge wires covers the hole in the bead. See picture for example.
Spiral the lower piece of wire clockwise. You can use round nose pliers.
Spiral the upper piece of wire on other side.
Cut off the excess 14-gauge wire.
Now we straighten out the "nest" and remove the pearl.
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Step 5
8. Straighten the spiral to make drops at their ends. Dip them in tothe borax powder. Do not worry. After the fire wire becomes soft and we easily restore spiral.
Aim the flame from the bottom up to the ends of wire. Make sure that the flame does not touch on the base as it can quickly melt the fine gauge weaving wire.
Now we have beads on the ends of the wire, but the "nest" has darkened from the flame. Use the citric acid or other pickle to clean the copper. The solution should be warm, almost hot. Leave the ring in the solution about half and hour.

Restore the spirals and use a file to remove any tool marks.
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Step 6
Now we'll weave the "nest". Use 28-gauge wire for this. Attach the bottom spiral to the base. Make two coils around top wire and two around bottom.
Weave the "nest" as shown.
Attach the spirals to the base. Cut the 28-gauge wire.
Come back to the 28-gauge wire. Continue to weave the pattern right up to the place where the spiral touches the base.
Use one piece to attach the details of the "nest". This will make a "nest" more durable.
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Step 7
String the pearl onto the wire, align it, and attach the wire on the opposite side.
Make a few coils, and cut the wire.
Use the remaining piece of 28-gauge wire to securely attach the second spiral.
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Step 8
The ring is almost done! Now it should be covered with a patina of liver of sulfur. This will help to identify the relief pattern and make the ring more attractive.

Polish the ring to remove some of the patina from the high points. I prefer to use the Maas Polishing Creme and dry cloth.
After the polishing, wash it with soap and cool water.
To keep copper shiny I advise covering the ring by Metal Laquer Rustins. But cover it only on the outside. Because inside of the ring it will wear off.
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