Introduction: Spiral Galaxy Rings
First of all, you might think the title is a bit weird. I'm going to explain it in the last step :)
Second of all, the person who designed this ring, is this amazing Etsy shop owner called theWRAPstar:
I love all the beautiful wire and bead stuff you can find in that shop, but when I saw this ring I had to try to make it. The ring with the light blue beads was my first try, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Of course, when two people make the same ring, they end up with two different rings. I think the original ring has a bit more of a round, higher look, where mine is shaped a bit more oval, but I like that. It just makes everything handmade unique. The instructable will show you the steps I took to make this ring. I hope you like it!
Step 1: Materials
- flat nose pliers
- cutting pliers
- 2 coloured beads
- 2 metal beads
- round object to wrap your ring around
Step 2: Cut a Piece of Wire
Take your wire and use the cutting pliers to cut off two pieces of wire with a length of about 20 centimeter. I used most of it, just a few centimeter had to be cut off in the end.
Step 3: Wrap!
Make sure the two pieces of wire are straight next to each other. When they come across each other on the other side, wrap one side around the other. When you've done that, wrap the other side also. Continue wrapping them for about half a circle (just a bit more) to create a circle.
Step 4: The Beads
Let the top two wired stand apart from each other. Add one of the coloured beads to the bottom wire. Now you can take it off the round object, if you hadn't already done that. Bend the wire down a bit, until the wire is crossing the ring part at a point you could call it straight. Coil the wire around the ring three times. The way I find easiest is to fold the wire in half and put it up through the ring, then back down.
When you are done coiling, cut the remaining wire off. First I cut off a bit away from the ring, then I cut again to stop the wire from sticking out.
Now take one of your metal beads and add it to the top wire. The following steps are basically the same as with the other bead, the only difference is that I coiled it four times instead of three.
For the wires on the other side, you can do exactly the same.
Step 5: Done! and an Explanation of the Title
When I was done making this ring, it somehow reminded me of galaxy. I searched google images and found what I was looking for: Barred spiral galaxy.
I hope you liked this instructable, if you have made this ring, I would love to see it!
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