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

Use wire cutters and cut off approximately 36" of wire for this project.'
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.
Thanks for this! i went a bit mad with mine cos i wanted a big girly ring
Thank you, great instructions and pretty ring!
Great instructions. I think it's a nice looking ring and am thinking of ways to design my own.
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!
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 :]<br>(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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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.<br/><br/>Mandrels are available lots of places, but one of my favorite supply houses is Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWTOOLMANDREL">http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWTOOLMANDREL</a><br/>
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.
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
Thanks! They are a lot of fun to make. Once you get started you won't want to stop!! (lol)
This rocks I love it I'll have to try it some time :D
Thanks! I hope you have fun making them. I love to make them. They are fast and easy to do!
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

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