Like I've said in my previous ible that I've made a list of 10 swirly wire jewelries, well here's the second one- 6 swirls wire ring. Making swirly patterns using wire is really easy and fun and I'm sure you'll have fun making this swirly ring :)
Go make one!
Step 1: Materials Needed
To make this ring you'll need:
1) Crafting wire - 18-20 gauge,
2) Crafting pliers,
4) Ruler - to measure ring size and wire for making swirls.
Step 2: Making the First Swirl
Firstly, measure your ring size and convert it into inches or cm, as you want.
Take the wire bundle and hold one end but don't cut the wire from the bundle,
Take a looping plier and make a small loop on the wire,
Start winding the wire around the loop to make the swirly shape,
Wind the wire around the loop 3-4 times, but not more than that.
This is the easiest way of making swirls with wire (or probably the only way!) :p
Step 3: Making More Swirls
After making the first swirl leave a few inches of the wire straight- (the length of your ring size in inches + 2-3 inches to make the second swirl),
Now cut the wire from the bundle after measuring.
Make another swirl on the other end of the wire as shown in the picture of this step, you can keep both swirls equal or make them of different sizes,
You'll need to make one more swirly wire piece like this one.
Take the wire bundle and make another swirly pattern, then keep a few inches of the wire straight - (the length of your ring size in inches + 2-3 inches to make the second swirl + 2 inches extra),
Cut the wire after measuring,
Now, make another swirl at the other end of the wire, winding it in the opposite direction of the first one,
Place the 3 swirly wire pieces side-by-side, keeping the longer piece in the center of the short ones (see the last picture of this step)
Step 4: Arranging and Managing the Swirly Wires
You have to arrange and manage the swirly wires in this step.
Hold any one of the short swirly wires with the longer one (side-by-side) and slightly bend the longer piece around the short one as shown in the picture,
Hold the last piece of swirly wire and slightly bend it around the center piece.
Do the same with the other swirls on the other end of the wire.
Arrange the wires as shown in the last picture of this step.
Step 5: Coiling All Pieces Together
Take a piece of wire (4-5 inches),
Hold the 3 swirly wire pieces together (side-by-side) as arranged,
Now start coiling the 3 pieces together with the wire, coil the wire 4-5 times or as many times as you want.
You can coil the wire all the way to the other end but I didn't, I coiled the wire half an inch around both ends of the 3 swirly wires.
After you're done coiling the wire use a flat plier to flatten the coils, just to make sure that the coiling is secure.
Step 6: Completeing the Ring
Now, simply wrap the straight part of the wires around the mandrel or a round object with the swirls facing towards each other.
You can easily adjust the ring size.