A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 299,182
Currently Running With Scissors:
644 Guests and 25 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Wire and bead rings -- super easy!  (Read 2481 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
CraftyZary
« on: November 22, 2005 12:36:24 AM »

I have been doing many things lately. Here are some rings. They are made of wire and beads, as simple as that! here are just a few pics, I hope you like them!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/27541rng1_Kopie.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/27541rng2.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/27541rng3.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/27541rng4.jpg
« Last Edit: July 04, 2011 09:39:15 AM by TheSapphireMoon » THIS ROCKS   Logged

bijouxpuck
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005 08:16:01 PM »

CraftyZary, your rings are absolutely beautiful. Looking at the first ring, I marvel on how neat the wire is coiling around the ring. My wiring is always sloppy, thus I admire people who can do it neatly. Great rings, great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
fingertip
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005 09:29:10 AM »

wow! they are so neatly made, i totally agree with bijouxpuck
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The End.
nushybum
nushybum the magnificent
Offline Offline

Posts: 1965
Joined: 23-Apr-2005

Masquerade!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005 09:40:44 AM »

Beautiful rings! The last one's fabulous. How did you make them? Sorry, I'm fairly new to jewelry (though very enthusiastic!)  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Shock Paper Scissors - a modern magazine for contempory crafters

Magic Fingers - a craft blog
beatgirl77
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005 10:50:26 AM »

those are super cool.

i love the second one with the crystal.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

olenka
Offline Offline

Posts: 594
Joined: 15-Jun-2004

if i can't dance, i don't want your revolution


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005 01:24:11 AM »

WOW.  I don't know where to start.
First two rings look weary professional and elegant, you upset that technique in great whey.
That#3 ring looks just sweet.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

surfergrl311
Offline Offline

Posts: 1531
Joined: 17-Jan-2005

&& don't be so so sure. this is all it adds up to


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2005 01:04:08 PM »

the last ring is rad...are u selling?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bracelet_girl
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2005 02:47:59 AM »

Wow Craftyzary! They're all so pretty! Could you post a tutorial for them?  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My DeviantArt page
My Livejournal

I do personal swaps, themed or random. Smiley pm me if you are interested!
juiceejoycee
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2005 03:07:17 AM »

I'm in loove with that last ring...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
parlervousfrancais
Offline Offline

Posts: 139
Joined: 24-Jan-2005

^they call me monkey shines jake.


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2005 08:13:35 PM »

wow those a beautiful! Cheesy  the first is my favorite... may I ask what gauge wire you used for the main part of the rings?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jack sparrow for president.
spurtiic
Jennorific
Offline Offline

Posts: 1342
Joined: 23-Dec-2004

I made BEST OF 2007 for my frozen bird nest pic!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2005 08:04:20 PM »

How did you do that??  That is amazing!  Huh  I have silver wire I almost threw out b/c it's too small to really do much with..but now you've given me an idea (to botch--knowing me haha)

Purdy!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Life isn't complete 'til you crochet a uterus for a friend.  Just make sure your fallopian tubes point down and not up! No one needs to lose an eye this way! Wink

I love personal swaps for small stuff (including Hershey Kisses!)! PM me for happy fun rockin' good times!
Ayn
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2005 05:12:01 PM »



Hi all...

CraftyZary -- lovely work!


parlervousfrancais & others --
 
Can't speak for CraftyZary of course, but this focal-bead-holding wire ring project might give you an idea of what gauge to use :

http://jewelrymaking.about.com/library/weekly/aa081501.htm


Btw, wire ring projects often specify a couple of specialty tools such as a metal ring mandrel &-or a rawhide hammer. 

In some ring projects, I believe the mandrel -- & yes apparently it does need to be 'metal' not plastic --is used to put the ring on for hammering (with the rawhide hammer) for various purposes or effects. 

And a mandrel 'might' help make easier/neater wraps around wire :
iirc, I think the basic idea is to put the thicker wire ring on the mandrel then use needlenose &-or bent-needlenose pliers & fingers (if needed) to sort of "weave-wrap" the thinner wire up-down-around between the ring & the mandrel.
I can see where the sturdy metal mandrel holding/stabilizing the ring so you could even use two pairs of pliers kinda makes sense ... although... guess you'd also have to stabilize the mandrel somehow, maybe in a vise or some such thing?
 

Couple of other pretty bead-holder type wire rings, in case anyone's interested :
http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-wire/ring.htm
http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-making/ring/pg06.htm
If you're already fairly experienced at wirework without a jig, you may be able to make these that way as well ... if not, maybe it'll inspire you to try a jig Smiley






THIS ROCKS   Logged
kziemkowski
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2005 07:14:43 PM »

Wow, these are awesome! I especially love the first ring.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Karen L. Ziemkowski
The Solardust Emporium
http://www.solardust.com
guitar*girl
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2005 11:59:56 AM »

Those are so cool! I like the last ring, especially.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've lost my sanity; can I borrow yours?
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Get Loose Curls
How to Braid Cornrows
How to Maintain Dreadlocks
How to French Braid Bangs
How to Plait Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hippogriff
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.