Designed by Carolyne Brennan of Hot Dot Designs©
Exclusively For Boomeon
STEP 1: Straighten wire with nylon jaw pliers (step 1).
STEP 2: Wrap wire around the wooden mandrel 4 times (keeping all wire loops tightly and neatly as close together as you can…try for no spaces between them).
STEP 3: Slide the wire loops off the mandrel and try the ring on for size.
If it does not fit, slide it back on the mandrel and adjust to your size by pulling the wire for a more fitted size.
To make it larger then manoeuvre the wire loops down onto the larger size on the mandrel
STEP 4: With the wire off the mandrel make sure you have 4 wire loops in total (the wires are held with pliers in the image ) & thread the wire under & back over all 4 loops do this movement twice ( see step 5).
STEP 5: Leave the length of the tail wire do not cut.
STEP 6: Thread your bead onto the wire place it in to position in the middle & loop wire the same for the other side. This will now secure your bead on to the wire base ready for wrapping.
*** Hold the ring in your hand I have used plies for the image.
STEP 7: Bead is now in position for wire wrapping.
STEP 8: Wrap your wire around your main bead (see step 8 image ).
STEP 9: Continue to wrap your wire around the bead, using your nylon jaw pliers to pull the wire and position into place. Wrap and coil the wire over your base coils see step 9A image.
STEP 10: When you have coiled all of your wire, secure the end of the wire neatly on the underside of the ring.
Make sure all your work is as neatly finished as you can make it, and...
VOILA! You now have this great ring to wear!
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Carolyne has been a successful practicing artist for the past 25 years and teaches from her private studios and workshops in Sydney, Australia classes in jewelry making and design along with one day specialized workshops in clay/glass/wire and jewelry techniques. You can check out more of her work, get your supplies, sign up for classes, and see a bunch of cool stuff at Hot Dot Designs.