Another swirly wire jewelry!
All I want to say is that 'swirl addiction' is quite dangerous! you can't stop swirlin' around once you start :p
Follow this ible to find out how I made these cute swirl-wrapped wire ring :)
Step 1: Materials Needed
1) Crafting wire- 18-20 gauge,
2) Pearl Bead - usual size,
4) Crafting pliers.
Step 2: Getting Started
Thread the bead into the wire and fix its position right in the center of the wire,
Step 3: Basic Wrapping
Start by wrapping the wire from one size larger than the actual ring size, I started from 7 cm,
Carefully wrap the wire around the mandrel 2 times,
Now wrap the wire around the bead from both sides in a counter clockwise motion,
Step 4: Making Swirls
Hold any one end of the wires, near the bead,
Use the looping plier to make a small loop on the wire and circle the wire around that loop 2-3 times to make a swirly pattern,
First swirl complete :)
Now make another loop near the first swirl (keep 2 cm gad between the first swirl and the second loop), circle the wire around that loop to make the second swirl,
Make 2 more or enough swirls to cover half way around the bead.
Similarly make more swirls with the other end of the wire to cover the rest half around the bead.
Step 5: Adjusting the Swirls
Step 6: Wrapping Both Sides
Coil the wire around the ring band 3-4 times and trim wire if needed.
Done! use different colored beads but I think these swirls look great if made using copper wire or antique copper wire.