How to Make a Swarovski Pearl Wire Wrapped Ring

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Introduction: How to Make a Swarovski Pearl Wire Wrapped Ring

About: I love making jewelry and sharing that experience with others. Steampunk is my favorite type of jewelry but I also enjoy buying and making basic designs.

Wire Wrapped Rings are always popular and fun to make.  You can wear them or give them as gifts.  In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a Wire Wrapped Ring with a Swarovski Pearl.  

Step 1: You'll Need Jewelry Making Pliers

1)  Flat Nose Pliers
2)  Wire Cutters
3)  Optional Round Nose Pliers

Step 2: Add a Swarovski Pearl and Wire

You will need to purchase a Swarovski Pearl or use a similar bead if you have one.  Take 2 1/2 feet of brown 18 gauge artistic wire or wire of your choice.

Step 3: You'll Need a Ring Mandrel

I used a steel ring mandrel but you can use anything that will allow you to wrap the wire around it in the shape of a ring.  

Step 4: Thread the Wire With the Bead

Take the Pearl bead and thread it onto the wire.

Step 5: Position the Bead

Position the bead in the middle of the wire.

Step 6: Place Wire on Mandrel

Place the wire on the mandrel about one size larger than the size you want.  Example, If you wear a size 7, place the wire at size 8.  Bend wire around the mandrel and wrap the wire around 2 times.

Step 7: Wrap Wire Around the Bead

Take both ends of the wire and begin to wrap them around the bead going in one direction.

Step 8: Continue to Work Your Way Around the Bead

Continue to work your way up with the wire around the bead.  Keep the wrap as tight as possible to keep it neat.

Step 9: Tuck the Wire

Once you've reach the near end of the wire, tuck the wire around both sides of the ring.

Step 10: Coil the Wire

Coil the wire around both sides of the ring 3 - 5 times using your flat nose pliers.  Cut off the end and the ring is complete.

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    13 Discussions

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    illathrael
    illathrael

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Why would you want to make it a size larger than the size that you want?

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    kurbuhaun
    kurbuhaun

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    the wire bunches which reduces the size. you will want to account for that. you can experiment as well. wish you the best.

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    Gregbot
    Gregbot

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I got one of my mom's earrings. an oval of brown and black agate - 1" x 11/16", that my dad made for her and was looking for a way to turn it into a masculine ring. This looks good!

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    Givver112
    Givver112

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, its pretty cool. A bit outgoing but I'd sugest it to my friends

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    kurbuhaun
    kurbuhaun

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you too. It's something I wear almost everyday.

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    scoochmaroo
    scoochmaroo

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Stunning. All of the elements are in perfect balance and complement each other well.