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!

Plus it looks super impressive even though it’s not that difficult to make!

New:  I have made a video tutorial on how to make this ring in ECT TV (Emerging Creatively Tutorials TV) Episode 60.

Rose Ring Tutorial Materials and ToolsMaterials and Tools:

  • 18 or 20 gauge, half-hard round wire (any metal you like)
  • Ring mandrel
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Serrated chain nose pliers (with teeth)
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. 
What you see me using in these photos is actually a ring sizer, which is an inexpensive hollow plastic tool.  It works fine for this ring, but for other types of rings you will want to invest in an actual ring mandrel.
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 TutorialWrap the wire around the ring mandrel 3 times.  (There will be 4 wires showing in the back.)  Do this about 1 full ring size larger than the size you are trying to make.

Step #3

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialAfter 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 TutorialStep #4

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialTake an end of the wire in each hand.  Twist the wire in a circular motion.  With each wrap, go under the previous wrap.

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialIn 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 TutorialCarefully take the ring off the ring mandrel.  Be careful to make sure the wires don’t unwrap.

Wrap each end through the ring band and around the ring band next to the rose.  They should be on opposite sides going in opposite directions.

Step #6

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialReturn the ring to the ring mandrel.  Pull the wire down very hard with serrated chain nose pliers.  Just hold the wire at the very ends (you’ll cut that part off at the very end.)

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 and across the ring band.  (See photo below.)

Take the ring off the ring mandrel, flip the ring so the other side’s wire is facing down and repeat on the other side.

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialStep #7

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialTake the ring off the mandrel and wrap around two to three more times around the ring band.

Step #8

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialPlace the ring back on the mandrel again and follow Step #6 again.

Step #9

Wire Wrapped Rose Ring TutorialCut 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 TutorialUsing your non-serrated 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

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    • Kimberlie says:

      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!

    • Kimberlie says:

      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! 🙂

  1. Janice Hampton says:

    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.

  2. mariam says:

    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 🙂

  3. Erin says:

    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!

  4. Sandi says:

    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?

    • Kimberlie says:

      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!

  5. Alex says:

    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.

  6. Fiona says:

    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 😀

  7. Trudy Bradt says:

    Hello….I love this ring and want to make it. I have some 18 gauge aluminum wire….is this a good wire to use for these rings? Thanks in advance. 🙂

    • Kimberlie says:

      Hi Trudy,
      In my experience, aluminum wire tends to be soft, which could be good in some ways, but I don’t know if it would be quit hard enough or not. I’m actually not sure, to be honest. If you try it, come back and let us know how it works out! 🙂 (Or if I get some aluminum wire in the meantime to try, I’ll update this.)

  8. Tammy says:

    I made this ring for my daughter, she wore it to high school now all her friends want one! Thanks for all the info, love your dite!

  9. Janelle says:

    Thank You so much for sharing this tutorial. This ring is so easy to make I even took the same pattern and made a link bracelet with glass beads.

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