July 21, 2013

Wire Wrapped Ring with Beaded Flower

More jewelry inspired by Pins from my Pinterest free jewelry tutorials board.  This time, I made a ring.


It's a simple wire wrap style - with no soldering required.  There's a free video tutorial from Beadaholique, There are also instructions for making a similar designed necklace and earrings at the link.

But, I didn't watch the tutorial.  If I can figure it out on my own, I will.  Now that I've struggled through making it my own way, I may go back and check out their designs to see if there is an easier way though.


I made the ring base using 18g copper wire.  Originally, I had a fairly large round glass bead in the center.  I'm a little pleased that I didn't take a picture of it - it was ugly.  It was a silver faceted bead, about 8mm.  Nothing about it worked.  When that happens, I usually just toss it aside until inspiration hits me on what to do next.

In this case, this ring shank design is pretty common.  It was easy to find variations on Pinterest - there are even a couple on my ring inspiration board.  I decided the focal bead needed lay a little flatter against my finger, and also needed a little more pizzazz than just one simple bead.  I have been making wire flower connectors and dangles forever, so I decided to try one.  I think it works.


But here's why I really love it.  With the bead flower center and the wire curls, it looks just like a flower with leaves.  And it's a bit sappy and silly - and when it comes right down to it, I love that stuff.  It's almost like a really bad pun.  It's something that doesn't take itself too seriously - but it's still pretty and functional.  Most people probably won't recognize the flower right away, but I do.


And it makes me smile :)  .  Have a great day!

2 comments:

  1. When I saw the first picture, I thought it was a bracelet. As a ring, wow. It's a cool design, something I'd like to try one of these days. Thanks, Lisa!

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  2. What a great idea for a bracelet! I'll have to add that to my 'To Do' list. I've never made anything like that yet.

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