ECT TV Episode 37: Adjustable Triangle Wire Ring

ECT TV 37

Today we’re making an Adjustable Triangle Ring!

Watch the video episode:

Tutorial:

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Tools and Materials:

  • 18 gauge, half-hard round wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Ring Mandrel
  • Square nose pliers
  • Bead Smith Mandrel 4K tool or you can use pliers to make the triangles

Step #1

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Cut approximately 12 inches of 18 gauge half-hard round wire.

Step #2

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Loosely find the middle of the wire.  I like to hold the ends together and make kind of an oval.

Step #3

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Hold the wire in the middle with squared pliers.  Then fold the wire down forming a square.

If you don’t have this tool, you can make two bends using your chain nose pliers.

Step #4

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Figure out what size ring you would like to make.  You’ll wrap around the size smaller.  This ring is adjustable, but it’s a little better to have the ring a little too small and adjust it larger than the other way.

I hold my thumb on the bent square part and wrap the two ends around.  The loose ends will be on the outside of the square piece.

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Step #5

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Trim off the wire so it’s approximately an inch and a half past the point where it’s parallel with the square part.

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Step #6

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Use the triangle mandrel from the Mandrel 4X to form a triangle going away from the ring on each end.

If you don’t have this tool, form a triangle using your pliers.

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

Adjustable Triangle Ring Tutorial

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