|Before: Copper wire on spool|
Bead of your choice
Select the bead to use as the focal point for the ring.
Determine ring size. Feed the bead on the copper wire. Wrap the copper wire around the ring mandrel at the size needed.
Finish the ring.
|After: wire wrapped ring|
|Ring with prongs|
Other designs call for the wire to be wrapped two, three
|Rings with multiple wraps|
Trim the excess wire with the wire cutters. File the ends of the wire smooth using a wire rounder, needle file or cup bur and flex shaft or rotary tool (like a Dremel).
|Wire wrapped rings by GeltDesigns.com|
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"All Wired Up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker (Beadwork How-To)"; Mark Lareau; 2000.
"Making Bead & Wire Jewelry: Simple Techniques, Stunning Designs"; Dawn Cusick; 2002.
"Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry"; Sharilyn Miller; 2005.
"Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry: Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings"; Tammy Powley; 2005.
Day 91 Month 4. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: copper wire, orphan bead
New Jewelry a Day.