ECT TV Episode 60: Wire Wrapped Rose Ring

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring

Welcome to a new episode of Emerging Creatively Tutorials TV (ECT TV!)

Today I’ll sharing a video tutorial of one of my most popular blog tutorials, the Wire Wrapped Rose Ring.  I haven’t previously shared this video in a free format.

It’s very pretty and looks great, but it’s pretty simple to make!

By the way, I say Episode 62 in the intro.  I don’t know what I was thinking, but it is Episode 60!

Here’s today’s video episode:

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Step-by-Step Photo Instructions:

These are step-by-step photo instructions of the exact same tutorial that’s in the video.

Rose Ring Tutorial Materials and ToolsMaterials and Tools:

  • 18 or 20 gauge, half-hard round wire (any metal you like)
  • Ring mandrel
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Serrated chain nose pliers (with teeth)
Note:  If you don’t have a ring mandrel, try a wooden dowel rod in the size of your finger.  However, you can get ring mandrels relatively inexpensively.
If you use 18 gauge wire, the rose will be larger.  If you use 20 gauge it will be smaller.
Step #1

Cut about 24 inches of wire.  If you’re making a small ring, you’ll need less; bigger ring, you’ll need more.

Step #2

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialWrap the wire around the ring mandrel 3 times.  (There will be 4 wires showing in the back.)  Do this about 1 full ring size larger than the size you are trying to make.

Step #3

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialAfter step 2, the ends of the wire should end up in the front.

Gather all the wires closely together and move them to about a 1/2 size bigger than the ring size you are trying to make.

Twist the wires.  (See photo below.)

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialStep #4

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialTake an end of the wire in each hand.  Twist the wire in a circular motion.  With each wrap, go under the previous wrap.

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialIn all honesty, I forgot to count how many twists I did when I made this particular ring.  I made another one and counted, and I did 8 twists.

However, just do it until you like the look.  How many twists you do will depend on the gauge of your wire as well.

Step #5

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialCarefully take the ring off the ring mandrel.  Be careful to make sure the wires don’t unwrap.

Wrap each end through the ring band and around the ring band next to the rose.  They should be on opposite sides going in opposite directions.

Step #6

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialReturn the ring to the ring mandrel.  Pull the wire down very hard with serrated chain nose pliers.  Just hold the wire at the very ends (you’ll cut that part off at the very end.)

Note:  Sometimes when you pull wire very hard it can break.  Be careful!!

After pulling down as hard as you can, bend the wire up and across the ring band.  (See photo below.)

Take the ring off the ring mandrel, flip the ring so the other side’s wire is facing down and repeat on the other side.

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialStep #7

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialTake the ring off the mandrel and wrap around two to three more times around the ring band.

Step #8

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialPlace the ring back on the mandrel again and follow Step #6 again.

Step #9

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialCut off the excess wire from each end.  I like to end in the middle of the top of the ring.

Step #10

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialUsing your non-serrated chain nose pliers, push in the ends and make sure they aren’t loose or won’t catch on anything.

Completed Wire Wrapped Rose Ring:

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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