Introduction: Swirly Paperclip Ring

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I've been twirling paperclips pretty regularly since I started making my Swirly Paperclip Bracelets ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Swirly-Paperclip-Bracelet/ ) and have been fooling around with other jewelry uses for them. (They are cute as earrings!). This tutorial shows you how to turn a paperclip into a ring (finger or toe.. I LOVE it as a toe ring myself). Take a look at my other tutorials while you're here!

Step 1: What You Need

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  • A paperclip
  • Looping pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • Ring mandrel

Step 2: Straighten

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Straighten your paperclip as flat as you can.

Step 3: Swirl

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Using your looping pliers, start a loop on one end. After the initial loop, hold the circle flat and wind the paperclip around, creating a spiral. Make it spiral about 3 times around.

Step 4: Flip It

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Flip to the other end of the paperclip and create another spiral of about the same size, winding in the opposite direction. You should have a straight section between the spirals.

Step 5: Making It a Ring

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Place the straight part against your mandrel and bend the clip around, at the size you would like your ring the be. You may need to smooth your swirlies and moosh them flat with the nylon pliers. Gently bend and squish the paperclip around the mandrel until it is the size you want it to be.

Step 6: Show Off!

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Wear it with pride!
If you haven't already made the matching bracelet, get out some more paperclips and make one of those, too!!

Comments

sjay8 (author)2014-04-03

made it with a slight adjustment. looks more like a capital I. quite like my pleseant mistake

kirinwantsaskateboard (author)2013-07-20

Ohhh very nice

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-07-19

Nice! making one right now :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-07-18

Cute! I like that you just use one whole paperclip! I have some colored ones I could use too!

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