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This instructable is going to take you through the steps of creating a lovely wire and crystal wrapped ring. Items needed for this project are: Ring Mandrel, Wire Cutters, 20 Gauge Wire (36"), Crystals or Stones, and Optional are Needle Nose Pliers.

Step 1: Cut Wire

Picture of Cut Wire
Use wire cutters and cut off approximately 36" of wire for this project.'
 
PshawRaven made it!2 months ago
I made a few practice rings with these instructions, then made this. Really easy steps to follow, and the potential variations are a lot of fun.
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awallington made it!7 months ago
Thanks for this! i went a bit mad with mine cos i wanted a big girly ring
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Thank you, great instructions and pretty ring!
Semper Fi4 years ago
Great instructions. I think it's a nice looking ring and am thinking of ways to design my own.
cherub321694 years ago
I love this ring! I really enjoy bead work and this one caught my eye because of how pretty it is but more so because of the peridot crystal you used. My son was born in August and it's really hard to find alot of jewelry for that birth month. Now I don't have to go searching!! Thanks!
dirtybirdie4 years ago
My sister and I went to a festival some time ago, where sellers had booths of neat little nick-nacks and we both bought rings that looked very similar to this. Eventually we lost them, so I was super excited when I saw this instructable. I made one, and I just kept going. They made great gifts for my friends. I even use small buttons as beads and I liked how it turned out :]
(sorry for the bad picture quality, my phone is only 3.2 megapixels and with poor lighting is really bad hah!
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vlslpn6 years ago
I have a ring like this! I purchased it at a craft show. I love it!
I love the versatility of wire and this is a cool, free-form ring. I have a more structured style wire ring with mine and my husbands birthstones that I always wear.

Mandrels are available lots of places, but one of my favorite supply houses is Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWTOOLMANDREL
cjdold6 years ago
You can get mandrels on ebay, but a pool cue is a reasonable substitute. don't use a nice new one though. You can also get long taper punches, from hardware shops, that are stronger.
Crucio6 years ago
Hi Amy, Nice job! Where can one obtain a ring mandrel?
What a great idea, looks like a lot of fun, can't wait to try it! Thanks, Penny
aressa (author)  pennysartroom6 years ago
Thanks! They are a lot of fun to make. Once you get started you won't want to stop!! (lol)
xwx6 years ago
This rocks I love it I'll have to try it some time :D
aressa (author)  xwx6 years ago
Thanks! I hope you have fun making them. I love to make them. They are fast and easy to do!
aressa (author)  xwx6 years ago
Thanks! It is funny and once you get started you want to keep making them. They are fun to wear and make great gifts. Amy