Introduction: Daenerys Inspired Pearl Ring Game of Thrones
I had some pearl earrings that had broken (the pearls had fallen out), so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make my version of Daenerys’ ring. I also love pearls, so I couldn’t pass up the idea.
You can also achieve this with mock pearl beads though
This is also the ring that she drops to let Ser Jorah know where she was captured by the Dothraki horde.
While I’m not a ring maker or particularly skilled at jewellery making, I fell in love with this piece instantly so I thought that I’d at least attempt to recreate it.
- Thick Silver Wire
- Thin Silver Wire
- Pearl Beads (x2)
- Silver Bead Caps (x10)
- Jewellery Wire Cutters
- Jewellery Wire Pliers
- Black Necklace Cord (Optional)
Step 1: Making the Base Shape
Take your thick wire and cut off enough to wrap around your finger. You can make it shorter later if you need to. (Daenerys wears hers in her right ring finger).
Bend the wire into a circular shape that overlaps (like the image). Try on the ring to work out the right sizing while you do this. This is where you can also trim the wire down if needed.
Step 2: Making Pearl Stems
Now for your pearls. For this, I had a pair of broken pearl earrings that I used. However, you can buy a packet of pearl beads and get the same effect.
Cut two pieces of your thin wire at equal lengths. I didn’t measure mine, but they were about 5cm in length.
Take your pearls and fill the hole with some super glue. Working quickly push the wire into the hole, making sure that it doesn’t come out through the other side.
Step 3: Adding Bead Cap Detailing
Using superglue add one bead cap to each bead.
Using the same method as above attach four bead caps to each bead, using the outside holes so it spreads out like a flower rather than stacking one on top of the other.
I forgot to take a photo of this step, but I have a close up to show what I mean once it was finished.
Step 4: Attaching the Pearls
Hold the pearl section against the exposed edge of the thick wire, using some superglue to hold it in place.
Using the wire pliers, wrap the access thin wire around the thick wire band to secure the pearl bead into place.
Once you have done the first bead you might want to check how it fits before continuing to the next as some resizing and adjusting may be needed.
Attach the second pearl in the same way.
Once you have attached both pearl beads you may need to apply some more super glue to the back of the bead if it came undone while wrapping the wire around the base.
Step 5: Turning Into a Necklace
If you want to turn the ring into a necklace simply thread it through a black necklace cord.