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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- 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.
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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

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

Take the copper wire and hold on one end of the wire (do not cut the wire from the bundle),
Create a loop on that end using the plier,
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), keep 2-3 inches to make the second swirl and 0.5 inch 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.
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.

vics636 months ago

Love your designs

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  vics636 months ago

Thanks! share a picture of you made one :)

thehbird7 months ago
Can you add small beads in ?
vics63 thehbird6 months ago

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

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

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  thehbird7 months ago

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

smile10110 months ago
good idea.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  smile10110 months ago
jessyho86201310 months ago
wow nice ring there!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jessyho86201310 months ago
Thanks! glad you like'em :)
ur welcome haha
ktbman11 months ago
wow this is a great idea for jewlery
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  ktbman10 months ago
Thank you sooo much :)
Biokemist11 months ago
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. :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Biokemist10 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely keep that in mind next time.
being human10 months ago
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....
lindarose9211 months ago
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
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago
Thank you sooo much Linda! I'm sure you can make these, making the swirls are quite easy.
Yashfa Zafar11 months ago
Love these!
Dreamchronic11 months ago
Is the inner side covered with something (like a varnish) or is it just copper?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Dreamchronic11 months ago
Usual copper coated crafting wire.
jonipinkney11 months ago
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?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jonipinkney11 months ago
Thanks! yes, typical mehndi design! I'll keep that in mind next time :)
M.C. Langer11 months ago
Amazing Instructable!!! Thanks for sharing!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  M.C. Langer11 months ago
Glad you like it! no problem :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  emilyvanleemput11 months ago
Thanks emily!