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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
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« 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!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005 09:29:10 AM »

wow! they are so neatly made, i totally agree with bijouxpuck
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« 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
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005 10:50:26 AM »

those are super cool.

i love the second one with the crystal.

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

the last ring is rad...are u selling?
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« 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
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2005 03:07:17 AM »

I'm in loove with that last ring...
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« 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?
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« 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
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« 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






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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2005 07:14:43 PM »

Wow, these are awesome! I especially love the first ring.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2005 11:59:56 AM »

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