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Make a Harry Potter ring and reminisce in your childhood nostalgia!
Make a Harry Potter eye glasses and thunder bolt scar ring with this DIY.

Posted by Meesh N. Published See Meesh N.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    20 Gauge Wire- I used copper wire in this tutorial. It’s pliable enough so that it was easy for me to bend and mold the wire, but it wasn’t too soft that it lost it’s shape easily. I would suggest getting a harder wire if you plan on wearing the ring while being active. I think the copper can keep it’s shape fairly well, but it wouldn’t hold up if I accidentally sat on it.

    Round Nose Pliers

    Flat Nose Pliers

    Wire Cutter

    Ring Sizer Mandrel and Ring Sizer Tool(optional) – I used a marker in this tutorial, but I plan on getting this because I want to make some rings as Christmas gifts (I posted about why I’m starting to make my gifts early here last week).

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    I started off playing around to get the hang of bending the wire at first. I suggest you do the same before attempting the ring.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a piece of wire at least 10 inches long. I was making approximately a size 7 ring (for my international readers, here’s a conversion chart). If you need it to be bigger add two inches for every half size up.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Starting one third down the wire, wrap it around the base of the round nose pliers one and a half times.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the tip of the round nose pliers to create the nose piece. This was tricky for me at first, so I suggest playing around and bending a couple practice pieces before attempting to make your ring. This was tricky for me at first, so I suggest playing around and bending a couple practice pieces before attempting to make your ring.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    I learned that the wire always need to be in contact with a hard surface to create the curves and bends without kinks. This is especially important for the nose piece, don’t try to force it. I got kinks in my first few tries because of it.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make another loop and a half to create the second half of the glasses.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bend the wire at a ninety degree angle on both sides.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 9
    Step 9

    Wrap the wire ends around a marker or pen that is about the same size as your finger. If you want to be exact, or don’t have the same size fingers as a marker, you can use a ring size mandrel.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bend the two wires at a ninety degree angle about a half centimeter away from the edge. If you do it too close you can’t wrap enough of the metal around to secure the ring.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 11
    Step 11

    Wrap the wire around on both sides to secure it in place. One side the wire will be longer since you need the extra to make the thunder bolt scar. It get’s difficult to wrap when it’s so long, so do the best you can. I haven’t figure out the best way just yet. Once I do, I’ll be sure to update this.

  • How to make a wire ring. Harry Potter Ring - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once you’re done wrapping the wire, make bend the longer end to make the scar and cut the extra off.

    You can go back to sand or file the ends so you don’t cut yourself, or you can leave it as it if it doesn’t bother you.

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AlanaDowner
AlanaDowner
Woah, I just have to admire the simplicity but also the greatness of this idea! And it's so cute! Good job Meesh!
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Charyawn221
Charyawn221
Thanks for the upload. Love me some Harry Potter. I'm actually watching the first movie now. It was awesome to run across your project. I will have to make one for myself and as a Christmas gift for another fan. You saved me some gift money honey. Kudos
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Heather G.
Heather G. · Milnathort, Scotland, GB · 1 project
Love it, must give it a try. Thank you for sharing!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1411 projects
What a clever idea!
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Robyn A.
Robyn A.
I've seen rings like this for sale and I always wanted one, I can't wait to make this!!!
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Rachel's Craft Channel
Rachel's Craft Channel · Morris, Minnesota, US · 276 projects
This is so cute it's frightening.
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