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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- http://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.

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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.

ann onymous1 month ago
super cool
sarahana4 months ago

what wire are u using

where to get this

amazing idea

tarek0045 months ago
you can colour them too! nice work:)
vics631 year ago

Love your designs

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  vics631 year ago

Thanks! share a picture of you made one :)

thehbird1 year ago
Can you add small beads in ?

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

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

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  thehbird1 year ago

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

smile1011 year ago
good idea.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  smile1011 year ago
wow nice ring there!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jessyho8620131 year ago
Thanks! glad you like'em :)
ur welcome haha
Capitalist1 year ago
wow this is a great idea for jewlery
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Capitalist1 year ago
Thank you sooo much :)
Biokemist1 year 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)  Biokemist1 year ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely keep that in mind next time.
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....
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)  lindarose921 year ago
Thank you sooo much Linda! I'm sure you can make these, making the swirls are quite easy.
Love these!
Is the inner side covered with something (like a varnish) or is it just copper?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Dreamchronic1 year ago
Usual copper coated crafting wire.
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)  jonipinkney1 year ago
Thanks! yes, typical mehndi design! I'll keep that in mind next time :)
Amazing Instructable!!! Thanks for sharing!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Glad you like it! no problem :)
Thanks emily!