Tuesday, March 25, 2014

FREE Simple Wire Wrapped Heart Ring Tutorial

I love rings, and I love wire wrapped jewelry.  So when I saw this tutorial, I was very excited.  I think this ring is beautiful.  And the designer of the ring, Copar Aingeal, says it is easy to make.  That is always a plus. 

I first saw this ring while scanning Facebook.  It was offered on the business page for Jewelry Making Club.  Jewelry Making Club has a pretty interesting page for beaders, and quite often, they have free jewelry making patterns. 

Copar, the designer, says this about the ring:  "This is a very simple and sweet wire wrapped heart ring. It makes up very quickly and can be as fancy as you want it to be. Try using 2-3mm gemstone beads. Or keep it simple and have fun with colored craft wire and seed beads."

She also goes on to say the ring can be sized to fit.  The beaded heart on top is about 1/2-3/4",  just depending on how big you want it to be.  

Your materials list is fairly simple:
  • 8 inches of 20 guage wire for the frame
  • 3.5 feet of 24 guage wire for the wrapping
  • and 16-20 2mm seed or gemstone beads
Your tools list:
  • wire cutters
  • needle nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • ruler
  • ring mandrel for sizing
  • optional tool - flat nylon jaw
Here is the link for this tutorial.

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