Introduction: DIY Swirly Wire Rings

I've been trying to make wire rings for a while but couldn't come up with any new design. There are some awesome wire ring tutorials in instructables, you can find them here- https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wire-Rings/ I found the swirly, twisty patterns fun and easy to make. So, in this instructable I'll show how to make swirly copper wire rings with different designs very easily.

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these rings you'll need:

1) Crafting Wire (18-20 gauge),
2) Ruler - to measure wire for making swirls (optional),
3) Pliers,
4) Mandrel or any round object.

Step 2: Swirly Design-1

First of all, measure your ring size and convert it into inches or centimeters. Keep that in mind.

Take the copper wire and hold the open end of the wire (do not cut the wire from the bundle),
Create a loop on that end using the looping pliers,

Start winding the wire around that loop to make a swirly pattern. Circle around the loop 3-4 times or as you wish,

After making the first swirl, leave the wire straight (the length of your ring size+ 4-5 cm extra). Cut the wire from the bundle after measuring.

Now, make another swirl, winding it in the opposite direction of the first one. You can keep both swirls equal or make them of different sizes.

You can also hammer the swirly wire piece before making the ring.

Now, simply wrap the straight part of the wire around a mandrel or a round object with the swirls facing towards each other. You can easily adjust the ring size.

Step 3: Swirly Design-2

This one's quite similar as the first one, only the swirls will be facing in opposite direction.

Similarly, take the copper wire and create loop at one end using the looping pliers,

Start winding the wire around that loop to make a swirly pattern (circle 3-4 times or as many times you want),

After the first swirl, leave the wire straight (the length of your ring size + 4-5 cm extra). Cut the wire from the bundle after measuring.

Make another swirl, winding it in the opposite direction of the first one. You can keep both swirls equal or make them of different sizes.

Now, simply wrap the straight part of the wire around a mandrel or a round object to complete the ring.

Step 4: Swirly Design-3

Again, like the previous ones make a swirl at the open end of the wire.

After making the first swirl leave the wire straight (double the length of your ring size + 4-5 cm extra). Cut the wire from the bundle after measuring.

After cutting the wire from the bundle make another swirl at the open end by winding the wire in the opposite direction of the previous swirl (but facing toward the previous swirl).

Fold the wire into half and tighten the fold with the help of flat nose pliers.

Hammer the swirly wire piece before making the ring, hammering the wire makes it more sturdy.

Fold the straight part of the wire around the mandrel or any round object that matches your finger size.

As the rings are easily adjustable, you don't need to worry about the size of the rings.
There, done! wasn't that fun and easy?
Enjoy :)

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Maroon+3 made it!(author)2017-01-29

thanks!!

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Simran+Sharma made it!(author)2015-12-02

Cool

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ann+onymous made it!(author)2015-06-24

super cool

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sarahana made it!(author)2015-03-20

what wire are u using

where to get this

amazing idea

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tarek004 made it!(author)2015-02-19

you can colour them too! nice work:)

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vics63 made it!(author)2014-02-17

Love your designs

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2014-02-18

Thanks! share a picture of you made one :)

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thehbird made it!(author)2014-01-20

Can you add small beads in ?

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vics63 made it!(author)2014-02-17

i did already but it was a 6 swirl ... it

looks real good ... i'll try to put a picture

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2014-01-21

sure, actually I'm working on it, swirls and beaded jewelry, stay tuned :)

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smile101 made it!(author)2013-10-24

good idea.

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-10-24

Thanks!

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jessyho862013 made it!(author)2013-09-28

wow nice ring there!

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-09-30

Thanks! glad you like'em :)

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jessyho862013 made it!(author)2013-10-07

ur welcome haha

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Capitalist made it!(author)2013-08-28

wow this is a great idea for jewlery

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-10-05

Thank you sooo much :)

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Biokemist made it!(author)2013-08-28

These are very nice; well done!

I would recommend coating them in sort sort of sealer though, at least on the underside, where they come into contact with skin. Sweat/oxidation could cause them to discolor eventually, and that discoloration could even rub off on one's fingers. Any kind of clear, water-based sealer would work, and will guarantee your rings stay exactly as beautiful as they are now. :)

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-10-05

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely keep that in mind next time.

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being+human made it!(author)2013-10-05

its nice,,,its always b a fun to play with wire,,it recalls my childhood,v make tiny jewelry wth wires small rings n neclaces....

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lindarose92 made it!(author)2013-08-29

Wow, I can't believe I missed these! They are so beautiful! You are really good at working with wire, I make a mess with it everytime I try! :D

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-08-31

Thank you sooo much Linda! I'm sure you can make these, making the swirls are quite easy.

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Yashfa+Zafar made it!(author)2013-08-28

Love these!

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Dreamchronic made it!(author)2013-08-27

Is the inner side covered with something (like a varnish) or is it just copper?

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-08-28

Usual copper coated crafting wire.

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jonipinkney made it!(author)2013-08-27

cool! Kinda reminds me of mehndi! Maybe tap it on the mandrel with a rawhide hammer a few times, to help harden the wire a bit?

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-08-28

Thanks! yes, typical mehndi design! I'll keep that in mind next time :)

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M.C.+Langer made it!(author)2013-08-27

Amazing Instructable!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-08-28

Glad you like it! no problem :)

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emilyvanleemput made it!(author)2013-08-27

Awesome!

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Muhaiminah+Faiz made it!(author)2013-08-28

Thanks emily!

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