Hi there and welcome to a new episode of Emerging Creatively Tutorials TV (ECT TV)!
Today I’ll show you how to make a quick and simple wire ring!
Here’s today’s video episode:
Step-by-Step Photo Instructions:
These are step-by-step photo instructions that are the same tutorial that’s in the video.
Tools and materials:
- 18 gauge, half-hard round wire – any metal
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Ring mandrel
Cut approximately 7 inches of 18 gauge, half-hard, round wire. Depending on the size of your ring you may need less, but you can cut off any excess later.
Find the middle of the wire.
Bend the wire in half around round nose pliers. Straighten out the wire, but be careful not to work with the wire too much because it will start to harden and be difficult to work with.
Form a ring around the ring mandrel.
Make sure that your wires do not cross or get twisted.
Remove the wire from the ring mandrel and pull the loose ends in between the bent part of the ring.
Place the ring back on the ring mandrel and situate it at the correct size that you’d like to make.
Make sure the ring is wrapped tightly around.
Now pull each of the loose ends back against the bend.
Trim each wire to a little over 1/4 inch making a flush cut.
Now we’ll create loops on the ends of the wires going in opposite directions.
Hold one of the wires in round nose pliers. The wire should be at the top of your pliers, but not poking through. Twist your wrist away from you wrapping the wire around the pliers. Go as far as your wrist will allow, readjust and complete the loop.
Repeat on the other wire creating a loop going in the opposite direction.
Now you can spiral the wires a little bit. If you would like more of a spiral, cut a longer length of wire at the beginning and do not trim the wire so shortly in Step #7.
Hold the loop in chain nose pliers and move the pliers so that the wire begins to spiral.
Place the ring back on the ring mandrel and push down the loops/spirals to make sure they’re not poking up.
And that’s the completed ring!
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