DIY Wire Wrapped Gemstone Ring

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About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... Love green craft and rustic home decors... and Instructables is pretty much my second home!

Few weeks ago my best friend gave me a bunch of leftover beads and stones , well... to me those were treasures! Among all the beads and stones these 2 oval shaped gemstones caught my eyes. I had to use them to make something nice... so I kept thinking. Finally the idea hit me, wrapping the stones with wire and of course swirls!

Follow this ible and find out how easily I made these rings.

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these gemstone rings you'll need:

  1. Oval shaped gemstone,
  2. Craft wire,
  3. Jewelry pliers,
  4. Mandrel.

Step 2: Making the Base

Take a long piece of wire (20 inches or more, this would actually depend on your ring size).

Wrap the wire around the mandrel 2 times from 1 size larger than the actual ring size. Keep equal amount of wire on both sides after wrapping.

Now coil both sides of the wire in a counter clockwise motion to create the base.

Step 3: Completing the Base

Use flat nose pliers to flatten the base, so that the stone stays perfectly on it.

Then, coil the wires 2-3 times around the ring band, on both sides of the base.

Step 4: Wrapping the Gemstone

Place the stone on the base and firmly hold it with your fingers to keep it still.

Take any one side of the wire and wrap the gemstone from the middle as shown in the second picture.

After wrapping the stone 2-3 times, create a swirly pattern with the rest of the wire. Trim extra wire if needed. Keep the wraps and swirl loose, do not tighten them. Similarly wrap and create swirl on the other side.

Swirls are awesome! I loved how the ring turned out. I hope you enjoy making it!

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Melissalc

1 year ago

Beautiful ring. Gave me the inspiration to create one of my own.

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Althea MaeH

3 years ago

very cool!! what gauge wire should i use?? also, where would i find a mandrel-thingy ma bob??

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GillyF

4 years ago on Introduction

Whoops that should read, would love to make one ( well to be honest I would like to make a few) I will proof read better in future.

Bye again,

Gilly

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GillyF

4 years ago on Introduction

Hi, I love the rings, and would love to make on,could you please tell me what gauge wire you used.

bye for now, Gilly

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lindarose92

4 years ago on Introduction

I can't believe I missed this project, your rings are beautiful! I love the touch of color given by the blue gemstone :)

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mwatt1

4 years ago

l love the look and my daughter thinks now she has her own crown jewels. lol thanks for a daddy-daughter snow bay fix.

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Muhaiminah Faizmwatt1

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Thanks so much! Wow, I'm really glad to know that, I hope you guys have a fun craft time together!