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« on: March 24, 2006 10:10:31 PM »

I'm fairly new to making rings. I made some this evening and was pretty pleased with the way they turned out! Now I'm addicted  Shocked
I thought the bigger ones would be too heavy, but it worked out well.







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ShawnaLanne
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006 11:46:32 PM »

Those are pretty awesome!
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IMIS
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006 09:09:35 PM »

Please tell me how to do those! I've always wanted to make those but I never knew how! They're really nice!
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006 08:51:52 AM »

those are great!
but i couldnt resist getting the like cherries one!
great job!
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AriesEJ
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006 03:02:38 PM »

I love, love, love the red one!  Juicy! 
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006 02:37:41 PM »

Since Imis asked, here is a how-to.

Hopefully this will make sense!

First, you will need some rings and wire. I recommend 24 gauge wire. Also, silver wire is easier to work with than these colored ones. Sometimes the colored wires tend to be a little bulky. I got my rings from rings-n-things.



Cut out a pretty long piece of wire, maybe a couple of feet. It will seem like a lot, but you will most likely use all of it. Then, string a few beads onto the wire.


Start to arrange them in some sort of pattern. It helps to start by creating a centerpiece, then build to the outside. Be sure to string both ends of the wire through the loops on the ring, otherwise creating the centerpiece will be very difficult.



After you have the middle, start adding other beads, either one at a time or a few at a time. If the beads are larger, I only use one at a time.





Continue this method by adding beads and creating your design

In order to keep the beads from sliding all over the place, wrap the wire around either another bead, or the bottom of the centerpiece. Wrap tightly so it stays in place.



Now, keep following this, and you will begin to develop a pattern. Wrap the wire each time you add a new bead or section of beads, otherwise the beads will be loose. The nice thing about wire is that when you wrap it tightly, it won't break or snap. You do not have to wrap around the bottom each time, but should wind the wire around and under other beads. This helps to keep the beads together and also string new beads.


When you are finished with your design, wrap the remaining wire around the bottom. If it is too long, cut some of it off. Then tuck the spare wire underneath and secure by attaching it to the other wire. This will require pliers.



And ta-da! You have your ring. This one turned out pretty big, but big rings are in! You can make small or big ones. I hope this was helpful.  Grin
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Very nice! Thanks for the tutorial  Smiley
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