March 25, 2012

Simple Ring Design

This is one of the simplest ring designs that I make.

I use whatever size wire fits in the beads best.  I thread the beads on the wire and wrap it around the ring mandrel twice.

Then I bend the wire a little to keep the beads in place and remove it from the mandrel.  This is the most difficult part - keeping the beads snug and keeping the wire ring from getting larger.  Then I wrap the wire tails around the ring wires a few times and snip the ends.

I know I should draw a picture or take a few pictures while I'm making one - but I'm not prepared to do that today.  I'll do it the next time my photo studio is set up.