Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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!)

Rose Ring Tutorial Materials and Tools

Materials and Tools:

  • Wire – 22 or 20 gauge.  (about 24 inches)
  • Ring mandrel
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose or needle nose pliers
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.
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 Tutorial

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.

Step #3

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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.)

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Step #4

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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.

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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.

Step #5

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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)

Step #6

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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)

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Step #7

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Take the ring off the mandrel and continue wrapping each end.  Do a total of 3 wraps (or whatever looks good to you!!)

Step #8

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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.

Step #9

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Cut 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 Tutorial

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:

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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19 thoughts on “Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

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    • It’s so much fun and definitely a lot easy than the finished ring looks!

      I just used silver plated copper for the one in this tutorial. You can definitely try copper, brass or sterling silver. I used 22 gauge wire, but I have made them with 20 gauge as well.

      Good luck!

    • Thanks so much! Definitely give it a try. If you are on flickr, I just started a group for “Emerging Creatively Tutorials”. Take a photo and upload there if you would like! :)

  2. I love this. I just finished making this ring. It was very easy. This is the first wire wrap I have ever done. I will definitely do more. Thank you so much.

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  4. thank you so much for the tutorial, it shows all steps one by one and helped me alot
    i made one with thin wire the only one i have for now, i made it perfectly thanks to your tutorial, if it was with thicker wire it would be much better of course.
    thank you again for this great tutorial god bless you :)

  5. Excellent tutorial. Brilliant! And ooohhh!!!!! I just made this with a gold, 24 gauge wire to give it a whirl. SO PRETTY! Thanks for the pictures and tutorial. Very clear. I will definitely be making more wire jewelry!

  6. Hi,
    This is a great tutorial. It is very clear and easy to follow. I bought a set of tools and a spool of wire the other day and have finally found the time to make a ring, a simple scrolling one. It was super easy and fast. Can’t wait to try to make this one!
    I did notice though in some of the tutorials I’ve come across they use terms like soft, half hard, and hard wire. How do I tell the difference and which ones are best for ring making?

    • Hi Sandi,
      I’m going to do a post in the future about this very topic, but very quickly I find half hard wire works best for rings like this one, and frankly for most jewelry making projects.
      Good luck and thanks so much for your comment!
      Warmly,
      Kim

  7. Hello,
    This ring looks awesome and I would love to make it! Unfortunately all the wire I have is 16 gauge right now. Oh well guess I have to wait until my next craft run.

  8. Very cute and easy to make. I just made one of these out of 20 gauge ‘gold’ wire for my pinkie finger. I was happy with the results except a tiny nick on top of the rose that I have no idea how I did it lol :/ I also added a small spiral to each side of the wrap to finish instead of just tucking the ends in :D

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