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Easy ring made using the herringbone weave.
I have always enjoyed making rings. As soon as I learned the herringbone weave I've made dozens of these!

Posted by Elle Gee from Mobile, Alabama, United States • Published See Elle Gee's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin with enough wire to overlap whatever size you want your ring to be (make ring 2 sizes larger than intended finish size to accommodate for the weave). I used 18 gauge silver square wire as my base.

  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    Slide your bead on the wire. I used a 9mm glass bead. Cut the wire ends flush against eachother and file.

  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Solder the edges of the wire. I used a rosin core flux so I just cut off a tiny piece of solder, wedged it between the wire edges and heated up the wire with my iron. This also may be completed using a torch.

  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a small gauge wire (I used 26 gauge sterling silver wire). I used about a foot of this in the next few steps. Wrap around the solder join until you have a coil around the wire about 1/4". Repeat on the other side of the bead.

  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take another piece of small gauge wire and begin to wrap it around the coil just like in the previous step.

  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring the long tail of the wire around and make an overhand wrap around the other side of the bead.

  • How to make a wire wrapped ring. Herringbone Weave Ring - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue this wrap until you have reached the ends of the coils. Wrap the tail of the wire around the base of the ring a couple times to hold it in place.

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CO + K User

That is very cute. It's a little hard for me to follow tutorials vs. a video, but when I get the chance, I'd love to try this!
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MrsKemoSabi
MrsKemoSabi · Clover, South Carolina, US · 1 project
Tht is SOOOO cute! I will try this whenever i get a chance!!
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