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I love simple diy projects and simple life hacks so in this tutorial I’ll show you just that! I am yet again creating DIY Easy rings and this time I have 5 braided DIY rings. :) I also think I'll make it a regular monthly thing as I really enjoy coming up with new designs. They are honestly super easy to make! No kidding! It takes no time to make these DIY rings, so there is no excuse not to make them :) Create your own DIY jewelry starting with a handmade ring! They only take 5 minutes to make! I'm sure if you decide to make one or all of these DIY rings and give them as presents, they will be much appreciated by your loved ones.

I actually own a fair bit of jewelry making tools, but I assume most of you guys don't have jewelry making stuff (as I guess not everyone wants to make jewelry all the time) and that's why I came up with an easy way of making these DIY rings with no professional jewelry making tools. I am using a wire cutter, but you can swap it for any old wire cutting tool or even heavy duty scissors!

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Step 1: Watch My Video Tutorial Here for More Details :)

You can watch my video tutorial here or read written instructions in the next steps. Or both :)

Step 2: Materials Needed

DIY easy rings - materials:

No.1

Copper wire (20 gauge non tarnish from Palmers Metals), a dark blue-green bead, Wire cutters, something round to wrap your ring around(similar to the width of your finger)

No.2

Copper wire (20 gauge non tarnish from Palmers Metals), tiny blue beads - five with iridescent coating and five without, wire cutters, something round to wrap your ring around

No.3

Gold plated copper wire -18 gauge from Beadsmith, Swarovski crystal(45mm - SWAROVSKI CHATON CLEAR CUT CRYSTAL FOILED POINTED BACK ), hot glue gun(Stanley), Glue sticks(Stanley), piece of sticky tape, Exacto knife, wire cutters, something round to wrap your ring around

TIP: TRY NOT TO USE THE NAIL FILE ON THE EDGES OF THE RING, IN FACT YOU CAN SKIP THIS STEP AND YOU CAN ROUGHEN THE SURFACE WITH JUST THE EXACTO KNIFE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING. I used the file and once I cut the glue off, the filed damaged surface became visible. So learn from my mistake :))

No.4

Silver plated copper wire - 18 gauge from Beadsmith, silver plated copper wire - 26 gauge from Beadsmith (thin), frosted bead-silver, but you can use any bead, wire cutters, something round to wrap your ring around

No.5

Copper wire (20 gauge non tarnish from Palmers Metals), silver plated copper wire (20 gauge non tarnish from Palmers Metals), gold plated copper wire (20 gauge non tarnish from Palmers Metals), wire cutters, something round to wrap your ring around

Step 3: Ring No. 1

Cut a piece of copper wire and fold it in half then cut another piece and add to the first one. Twist the top of the wires together to keep them secured in place.

Start braiding the wires as you would braid your (or someone's hair :)) after about an inch(or so) of braiding add your bead to the middle wire. wrap the other two around it and carry on braiding. Again after about an inch stop braiding and get your 'something round' :) and wrap your ring around it. Then take it off the 'something round' (hahaha! I think I'm coming up with a joke here!...just hope I'm not the only one laughing...) and cut the excess wire off.

Grab your wire cutters (you can even use small nail scissors) and bend the end of each wire into a small loop, then press it down with the wire cutters to make it flatter. I bent the two side wires up and the middle one down to secure the braid.

This principal is more or less used for all the rings in this tutorial. :)

Step 4: Ring No.2

Cut a piece of copper wire and fold it in half then cut another piece and add to the first one. Twist the top to keep it secured in place.

Start braiding the wire and with each braid add a small bead. I used a mix of blue and iridescent blue beads as blue goes so well with copper!

After about 2 inches or so of braiding, finish exactly the same as ring No.1 :)

Step 5: Ring No.3

Braid a ring out of gold plated wire and finish the same way as ring No.1.

Roughen the surface of the ring with nail file and Exacto knife on the top(sort of in the middle) and also the reverse of the ring. I've done that to help the glue to stick and hold better. But here is a tip:

TIP: TRY NOT TO USE THE NAIL FILE ON THE EDGES OF THE RING, IN FACT YOU CAN SKIP THIS STEP AND YOU CAN ROUGHEN THE SURFACE WITH JUST THE EXACTO KNIFE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING. I used the file all over the place :) and once I cut the glue off, the filed damaged surface became visible. So learn from my mistake :))

Slide the ring onto your 'something round' (here we go again hahaha). Get a piece of sticky tape and wrap it around your finger. Then stick the top of the crystal onto it. Apply a drop of hot glue to the roughened surface of the ring and carefully place your crystal into the glue drop. Using one of your other fingers, press the crystal into the glue even more. Then apply glue to the reverse of the ring and you can even flatten the glue by going over it with the tip of the glue gun.

Once the glue cools down, start cutting it off with your Exacto knife. Cut around the crystal in an angle(angle of the pointed back of the crystal) and remove the excess glue using your fingers. Do the same at the back of the ring. The idea is to leave a small piece of glue in one of the loops underneath the crystal so that it's not too visible, but holding the crystal in place. :)

Step 6: Ring No. 4

Braid a ring out of silver plated wire and finish the same way as ring No.1.

Using thin silver wire, attach your bead. In my case a frosted silver bead, but you can use any. Treat the thin wire as a needle and a thread and go here and there to secure the bead to the ring :) I know this is not the best explanation, but really, this is how it works, you will intuitively know what to do next :) And the photos'll help too :) When you are finished, make sure both ends of wire come out of the two holes on the bead and then cut them off.

Step 7: Ring No.5

Cut a piece of gold plated, silver plated and copper wire (Or if you are loaded you can go for real gold and silver and copper.... ehmm perhaps rose gold instead of copper... :)) And following the instructions in ring No.1 tutorial, braid and finish your ring! :)

And that's it :)))

Step 8: Watch My Video Tutorial Here for More Details :)

You can watch my video tutorial here for more details.

If you have enjoyed this instructable on how to make DIY easy rings, then please give it thumbs up and you can even subscribe to my YouTube channel ;) You can also follow me on social media to see what else I am up to :) And share your creations! Your very own handmade ring if you decide to make it :) Oh and let me know if you would like to see more of these' 5 minute crafts ':))

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<p>SOOOO COOOOOOOOLLLLLLL</p>
<p>Thaaaaaank youuuuuuuuuu :)</p>
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<p>Omg thank you so much!! :)</p>
<p>I've been trying to make rings like this for awhile. Thanks for posting!</p>
<p>Thanks for your comment, I'm a bit obsessed with making DIY jewelry so there is more tutorials like this coming soon :) </p>
<p>Your welcome! Well, I can't wait for more!</p>
<p>My 7 year old daughter loves this! I'm teaching her how to think outside the box and make her own things. This really helps to empower young girls to be &quot;Makers&quot; too. Thank you for giving her new ideas! </p>
<p>Thank you so much for your comment! I'm really glad your daughter likes this tutorial and hopefully it's easy to follow for her. If she ever tries to make any of these rings, please send me a picture it would mean a lot to me :)</p>
She really enjoyed making this. I had to start the braid and bend the ends of the wire outwards, but the rest was all her! Thank you!
<p>Wow!! That's superb! I love the copper and silver combination it makes it really interesting! Well done girl, you have a talent! :) I have decided to make more &quot;simplified&quot; jewelry items so do come back for more inspiration if you feel like creating some new adornments :)</p>

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