Few weeks ago my best friend gave me a bunch of leftover beads and stones , well... to me those were treasures! Among all the beads and stones these 2 oval shaped gemstones caught my eyes. I had to use them to make something nice... so I kept thinking. Finally the idea hit me, wrapping the stones with wire and of course swirls!
Follow this ible and find out how easily I made these rings.
Step 1: Materials Needed
To make these gemstone rings you'll need:
- Oval shaped gemstone,
- Craft wire,
- Jewelry pliers,
Step 2: Making the Base
Take a long piece of wire (20 inches or more, this would actually depend on your ring size).
Wrap the wire around the mandrel 2 times from 1 size larger than the actual ring size. Keep equal amount of wire on both sides after wrapping.
Now coil both sides of the wire in a counter clockwise motion to create the base.
Step 3: Completing the Base
Use flat nose pliers to flatten the base, so that the stone stays perfectly on it.
Then, coil the wires 2-3 times around the ring band, on both sides of the base.
Step 4: Wrapping the Gemstone
Place the stone on the base and firmly hold it with your fingers to keep it still.
Take any one side of the wire and wrap the gemstone from the middle as shown in the second picture.
After wrapping the stone 2-3 times, create a swirly pattern with the rest of the wire. Trim extra wire if needed. Keep the wraps and swirl loose, do not tighten them. Similarly wrap and create swirl on the other side.
Swirls are awesome! I loved how the ring turned out. I hope you enjoy making it!
mwatt1 made it!