May 17, 2013

simple rings

I love rings, but I always have trouble finding ones that I like. So I decided to make my own! I bought some jewelry wire and went to work. And once I realized how easy it was to make my own, I went a little crazy. I felt like I could make any ring that popped into my head! On top of that, it's super easy to adjust the size so that I can wear it on any finger. Here's how I made them!
Start by wrapping some jewelry wire around something like a nail polish top or a marker. This gives the ring a perfect shape. Cut the wire so that it overlaps slightly. This will allow for easy size adjustments later. Try it on! Then squeeze or pull the ring apart slightly to properly customize the ring size.
Once the size is satisfactory, do any additional wire trimming. I like to leave a slight overlapping so that I can change the size depending on what finger I'm wearing it on. Once the wire is trimmed, use a nail file to smooth the rough wire edges. Done with ring #1!
For the second ring, follow the same steps as above. Once the wire is cut, use your fingers to bend a "V" shape into the front of the ring. Follow up with any wire trimming and use the nail file to smooth the edges. Done with ring #2! I made two of these and wore them stacked. 
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