Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial
This ring is super cute and fun to make! It goes with everything! It makes a great gift for your girlfriends! (And it looks impressive even though it’s not that difficult!)
Materials and Tools:
- Wire – 22 or 20 gauge. (about 24 inches)
- Ring mandrel
- Wire cutters
- Chain nose or needle nose pliers
Cut about 24 inches of wire. If you’re making a small ring, you’ll need less; bigger ring, you’ll need more.
Wrap the wire around the ring mandrel 3 times. (There will be 3 wires showing in the back.) Do this about 1 full ring size larger than the size you are trying to make.
Option: You can change the amount of wraps around if you like. Sometimes I like to do 4 wraps. However, I wouldn’t suggest less than 2.
After 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.)
Take an end of the wire in each hand. Twist the wire clockwise in a circular motion. With each wrap, go under the previous wrap.
In 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.
Carefully take the ring off the ring mandrel. Be careful to make sure the wires don’t unwrap.
Wrap each end around the sides of the wire. They should be on opposite sides going in opposite directions. (see photo in next step)
Return the ring to the ring mandrel. Pull each wire very hard with needle nose or chain nose pliers to make sure that it is wrapped very tightly. (I sometimes like to use serrated pliers for this to really grab the wire.)
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. (see photo below)
Take the ring off the mandrel and continue wrapping each end. Do a total of 3 wraps (or whatever looks good to you!!)
Place the ring back on the mandrel again. Pull down on the wire as hard as you can to make the wraps a tight as you can, then bend the wire up.
Cut off the excess wire from each end. I like to end in the middle of the top of the ring.
Using needle nose or 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:
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