Make a Wrapped Wire Ring Project...Easy!

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This is the basics on making a wrapped wire ring....once you know how you can use your imagination and really go to town!!
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One Bead Ring

First you will need wire, a bead a shape to wrap the size of your finger, a mandrel is perfect, and pliers. Cut a length of wire @50cm long and thread on the bead in the middle. Wrap the wire as many times as tou like around the mandrel (or shape) it will need to be a size larger than you need finished as the bunching and wrapping takes up some room.
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To frame the bead wrap both strands around the base of it, one clockwise the other anticlockwise. This too is up to the look you want how many times you go around. There is no right or wrong amount.
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Take one end and coil it around the entire band down one side of the bead, snip the wire and tuck in the end. Do this on the other side as well. If you like the look you can go all the way around but you would need to account for this at step one as it will reduce the size.
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Done!  Working on the mandrel keeps the shape really well. If you don't use something to get that neat shape back.
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Multi Bead Ring

Like before wrap the wire (@90cm)  around the mandrel (or shape) a size too big , and twist the wires once to hold them. Wrap the lengths around the 'band'  to keep it all together.
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Thread on the first bead and wrap the wire around the base. Again there is no right or wrong as to now many times.
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Add as many beads as you what repeating the same technique then to hold them together wrap around the entire base. Like before coil each end down the sides. This not only secures them but looks professional.
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Awesome!! You can mix these ideas up by using round, misshapen, faceted beads, changing the colour of the wire...maybe even several colours! Change the size..I love big. Buttons work well too with the 2nd technique. GO CRAZY!
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