Jewelry Design Inspiration: Rings

Jewelry Design Inspiration - Rings

I am often asked about inspiration for jewelry design.  My personal inspiration comes from many different places.  Yours may come from other places.  I started this weekly Jewelry Design Inspiration feature to give you ideas for your own inspiration.

This week’s jewelry design inspiration:  Rings.

Rings Every Day Month

Sometimes you just want to make a certain type of jewelry and the inspiration is simply “I want to make a ring.”

In that case it’s often a matter of playing with materials and seeing what happens.  Sometimes you’ll have a general technique or idea in mind and go from there.  You might purchase a tutorial you like and then get inspired to make something truly your own using the general from that jewelry designer.

If that’s the case, here are some ring tutorials you might want to check out:

Flower Ring Tutorial

Flower Ring Tutorial

Adjustable Wire Heart Ring Tutorial

How to Make an Adjustable Heart Ring

Stretchy Button Ring Tutorial

How to Make a Stretch Ring

Bead Dangle Ring Tutorial

Bead Dangle Ring Tutorial

Adjustable Spiral Ring Tutorial

How to Make an Adjustable Spiral Ring

Wire Wrapped Circle Ring Tutorial

Wire Circle Ring Tutorial

Rings Every Day Month Premium Calendar

Get ring inspiration every day for 30 days with Rings Every Day Month!  There are two versions:  Free and Premium.  With the premium version you get a new tutorial every single day for a month starting April 1st (the rings you see above!)

Learn more and join here:  Rings Every Day Month.

Wire in Ring Making

Wire in Ring Making

I’m often asked about what wire to use for jewelry making projects.  The answer really depends on the project you’re making.

In this video I tell you about the main wire used for ring making.

Important things to remember:

1.  The wire you use will depend on the actual ring you’re making.  If you’re making a ring from a tutorial of mine, I will tell you what type of wire to use.

2.  If you are new to jewelry making or if you’re experimenting with a ring project, you probably want to use a less expensive wire to experiment with such as copper, brass or a plated copper wire.  You can find these wires in craft stores in the jewelry making section or even in hardware stores (for brass and copper.)

3.  The number for ring gauge is higher for thinner wires and lower for thicker wires.  So 18 gauge wire is thicker than 20 gauge wire.

4.  If you don’t have exactly the gauge of wire that is called for in a project, don’t be afraid to experiment with other gauges of wire.

Rings Every Day Month

Ready for a challenge?  Check out my Rings Every Day Month Challenge coming up in April!