This weeks DIY comes from Bettina’s Blog. I just love this idea for gifts… really I love anything that is handmade to give as a gift… and these look like they are store bought which is even better.
What you’ll need:
-Cut a piece of 18 Gauge soft wire 1ft (30cm) long.
-Place a 11x16mm pillow bead in the middle of the wire… bend the wire down as shown.
-Place the wire with a bead around the ring mandrel at ½ size larger than needed. Wrap the wire around the ring. There is one wire on either side of a bead.
-Wrap each wire twice around the bead, one side at a time and alternate sides. Your wires will end up in opposite directions.
- Use the wire end to wrap around the shank. Make 2-3 wraps. Cut the wire. Tack the wire ends with chain nose pliers so they are not poking.
- Repeat step 5 with the other wire end.
And your ring is done! Use different sizes and colors for your bead and wire and you’ll never have to buy a ring again.. just the materials!!