Introduction: DIY Heart Wrapped Ring

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I promised myself not to make any wire jewelries for a month... Though I couldn't keep the promise but I'm still Happy! :D
It feels so good when I make something in my head, then make it for real and it turns out exactly how I thought it would be. I was really happy with the final result :D

Anyways, check out this ible to find out how I made this wire heart wrapped ring.

This ring would be a cute gift for your special one, try making one :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make this ring you'll need:
  1. Crafting wire - 18-20 gauge,
  2. Crafting pliers - looping, flat and cutting plier,
  3. Mandrel,
  4. Ruler.

Step 2: Making the First Heart

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Firstly, measure your ring size in inches or cm.

Hold the wire from one end (don't cut the wire from the bundle),
Create the first small loop at that end by using the looping plier,
Wind the wire around that loop only once to make the first small swirl of the first heart.

Bend the wire below the swirl to form the bottom of the heart (see the 3rd picture of this step),

Now create another loop on the bent wire (this should be the outer loop of the swirl) and circle the wire towards the center to form the second swirl of the heart.

There, first heart is done!

Step 3: Making a Chain of Hearts

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When you're done making the first heart flip the heart around (see the 1st picture of this step),

Use the looping plier to make a small loop, then circle the wire around the loop once,
Now bend the wire to form the bottom of the second heart,

Before making the second swirl of the second heart you have to flip the whole wire again,
Now use the looping plier to make the outer loop of the swirl and circle the wire towards the center to form a swirl.

Continue to make more hearts till it reaches the required length, mine was 6cm.


Step 4: Closure

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When you think that you've made enough hearts, hold it straight along a ruler to check if the size is right,
Keep an inch extra and cut the wire from the bundle.

Wrap the heart chain around the mandrel and insert the extra straight wire into the first loop of the first heart,
Pull the first heart near the last heart and insert the extra wire into the second loop of the last heart, wrap the extra wire around the back and cut it off (if the extra wire is left).

Step 5: Final Touches

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Now that you've formed the ring by attaching the first and the last heart, the ring might need some finishing touches.

Use the flat nose plier to flatten the swirls of the hearts,
Insert the ring into the mandrel and press the ring all around to make it a little more round.


Step 6: Tips & Tricks

Making this ring was quite tricky but at last I figured out a few ways to make it easier. I hope these tips and tricks are helpful :)
  • Make the center loop and circle the wire around that loop to form the first swirl of each heart,
  • After making every swirl flip the wire (swirled wire) around, why? A small part of the wire that attaches 2 hearts together would be visible if you don't flip the wire every time you form a swirl. This technique seemed easier to me though there might be other techniques.
  • Form the second swirl by making the outer loop and circling the wire towards the center to form the second swirls of  each heart.
  • Do not circle the wire around any loop more than once,
  • Try keeping the size of each heart as small as possible, otherwise the ring won't get a smooth round shape.
I hope you enjoy making this ring. And if you do make one please share it below using the 'I made it' button and most importantly make one for your valentine, it would be a sweet gift for her! :)


Comments

kathynv (author)2015-04-28

I love this ring, and plan to adapt it into a bracelet. (I only wear my wedding ring) It looks as if you are using 18ga or 20ga. wire, which is what I'll try in copper or brass before I make it in silver. I think I can add a crystal between each heart, and if I can, I'll take a picture and send it to you. Anyway, thank you so very much and I love your beautiful name!

PatrickW8 (author)2015-02-10

I'm gonna make one for my gf. i know shell love it. :)

jenise2000 (author)2014-04-13

What width of wire do you use?

Luna-Lovegood (author)2014-03-04

Cute cute cute!

Thanks! :)

Mich63 (author)2014-02-24

It was copper. That's just the light from my lamp.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Mich632014-02-24

Oh! it looks nice anyways! :)

jsmith358 (author)2014-02-20

That is very cute. I will have to try that. Thanks

Thanks! share a picture if you make one :)

Mich63 made it! (author)2014-02-17

This is how mine came out for Valentine's Day.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Mich632014-02-18

So cute! the ring looks even better with golden wire :)

gidgeygirl78 (author)2014-02-14

This is an excellent idea. Thank you for sharing. I will add a picture when I finished making a few. :)

Thanks! glad you liked the ring and I'll be waiting to see yours!

Mich63 (author)2014-02-13

I know this is gonna sound stupid, but I can't find the "I made it" button.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Mich632014-02-13

No, it's ok, the button is on the top right corner of the page. below the 'Vote' button.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-02-09

Aha... your love for the swirls is blooming and that is a very beautiful ring. Copper is our choice of color I guess :-)

Swirls are crazy! Thanks and yes copper color is so classy :)

I hope to post a Swirly swirly project soon I hope :)

Great! I have 3 swirly projects on the go, but I'm trying my best to wait until the jewelry contest launches (it's sooo hard not to post) :P

OMG!! But so true.

Mich63 (author)2014-02-12

Thank you. I did my best with the finest pliers in my toolbox. It takes about a week for jeweler pliers to come in.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Mich632014-02-13

You're welcome! if you make one post a picture here by clicking the 'I made it' button :)

MrCafe (author)2014-02-13

I shall be trying out this pattern myself, thank you very much for the idea and instructable. I wonder what it will look like with square wire, I shall let you know.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)MrCafe2014-02-13

Happy to know you'll make one! not sure about using square wire but lets see :)

Mich63 (author)2014-02-11

Did you use jeweler pliers for this?

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Mich632014-02-11

Yes, I used jewelry pliers, you'll need looping plier, flat nose plier and cutting plier to make this ring.

lindarose92 (author)2014-02-10

Oooh this is so beautiful!! You are so good at working with wire!

Thank you Linda! been practicing, really glad to know you think I'm getting good at it :D

Oh yes, it doesn't look like just "practicing" at all :D

You really think so! (blush!)

lmffjgfgdgfg (author)2014-02-10

Wow. All of your ibles are so amazing I'm glad you have shared so many great ideas with us!

Thank you very much! no problem, I love sharing craft ideas :)

faiza007 (author)2014-02-10

wow muhaiminah..!! this one is so pretty..!
you, tarun and emily are experts in wire jewelry..! :D

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)faiza0072014-02-11

Thanks so much Faiza!

Wire jewelries are fun to make, I'm sure you can get handy with wire jewelries if you get started :)

shazni (author)2014-02-10

it's very nice and swirly :-)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)shazni2014-02-10

Thanks shazni! can't think of wire jewlries without swirls!

emilyvanleemput (author)2014-02-09

It's beautiful!!! And swirly :D

Thanks! can't get rid of swirls!

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