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How To Make A Swarovski Pearl Wire Wrapped Ring

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Wire Wrapped Rings are always popular and fun to make.  You can wear them or give them as gifts.  In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a Wire Wrapped Ring with a Swarovski Pearl.  
 
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Step 1: You'll Need Jewelry Making Pliers

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1)  Flat Nose Pliers
2)  Wire Cutters
3)  Optional Round Nose Pliers

Step 2: Add A Swarovski Pearl And Wire

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You will need to purchase a Swarovski Pearl or use a similar bead if you have one.  Take 2 1/2 feet of brown 18 gauge artistic wire or wire of your choice.

Step 3: You'll Need A Ring Mandrel

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I used a steel ring mandrel but you can use anything that will allow you to wrap the wire around it in the shape of a ring.  

Step 4: Thread The Wire With The Bead

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Take the Pearl bead and thread it onto the wire.

Step 5: Position The Bead

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Position the bead in the middle of the wire.

Step 6: Place Wire On Mandrel

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Place the wire on the mandrel about one size larger than the size you want.  Example, If you wear a size 7, place the wire at size 8.  Bend wire around the mandrel and wrap the wire around 2 times.

Step 7: Wrap Wire Around The Bead

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Take both ends of the wire and begin to wrap them around the bead going in one direction.

Step 8: Continue To Work Your Way Around The Bead

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Continue to work your way up with the wire around the bead.  Keep the wrap as tight as possible to keep it neat.

Step 9: Tuck The Wire

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Once you've reach the near end of the wire, tuck the wire around both sides of the ring.

Step 10: Coil The Wire

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Coil the wire around both sides of the ring 3 - 5 times using your flat nose pliers.  Cut off the end and the ring is complete.
I HAVE to make this.....
Givver1121 year ago
Awesome.
kurbuhaun (author)  Givver1121 year ago
Thank You :)
Yeah, its pretty cool. A bit outgoing but I'd sugest it to my friends
It's beautiful! great instructions :)
kurbuhaun (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
Thank You
Very nice! Love how the color of the wire and the pearl go together :)
kurbuhaun (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you too. It's something I wear almost everyday.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Stunning. All of the elements are in perfect balance and complement each other well.
kurbuhaun (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thank you so much.