Make a Wire Heart Finger Ring

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Introduction: Make a Wire Heart Finger Ring

Howdy!

This gurl thought she'd share the process of how to make a wire heart finger ring, just in case ya have a sweetie who'd like one.

Step 1: What You'll Need

You'll need wire (I used 20 gauge), round nose and cutting pliers and a glue stick or lip balm in order to shape the ring to fit your finger.  You can always use your finger too!  It may take you a few times to master this, so I suggest using scrap wire if you don't want to use up your red colored wire or precious metal wire.

Step 2: Cut the Wire

Cut a piece of wire apprx. 5 inches.

Step 3: Shape the Wire

Shape the wire on the glue stick or lip balm.

Step 4: Now You Have a U Shape

Now you have a 'U' shape.

Step 5: Bend Left Side

Bend the left side with your round nose pliers just a bit above where the ring will hit the top of your finger.

Step 6: Make a Larger Bend

Make a larger bend using your round nose pliers.

Step 7: Pull & Flatten

Pull the wire down for the first side of the heart and flatten it so it is on the top where it would lie on your finger.

Step 8: Repeat for the Other Side

Repeat for the other side.

Step 9: Connect

Using your round nose pliers, connect the left side of the wire to the base with a small loop.  You want to make sure it's tight and cut any excess wire so it won't snag on your finger or clothing.

Step 10:

This is the side connected to the ring portion.  The ring portion is the large circle part on the top left.  Repeat for the other side by pulling the wire end up to the left and connecting.

Step 11: Connect Other Side

Your heart is shaped. Flatten down so it lies on top of your finger.  You may have to wrangle the heart shape a bit to your liking.  Clip any excess wire.

Step 12: Yer Done!

Yer Done!

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    10 Discussions

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    Alja0214
    Alja0214

    4 years ago

    I'm trying to make it but step 10 and 11 are totally giving me a problem. Am I connecting the bent wires to opposite sides of the ring base?

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    clhart319
    clhart319

    Reply 2 months ago

    The first side you connect forms one half the heart, and where it connects to the base will be the bottom of the heart. The part that's still sticking out from that connection will make the second half, and you'll connect it at the top of the heart. And on the first half, it looks like you're supposed to create a little loop at the top heart to give you a spot to connect the second half.

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    venters3
    venters3

    2 years ago

    I love this and can't wait to make one!

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    maize
    maize

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You can use any wire you wish! ;)

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    kazmataz
    kazmataz

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Cute and simple - perfect for an easy Valentine's gift!

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    williamj11
    williamj11

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    lol, at least u got someone to give it to
    everyone hates me

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    maize
    maize

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank ya! I'd appreciate your vote for the Valentines Challenge. :)

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