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How to Make a Spiral Wire Ring
This is one of the easiest wire rings I’ve ever made. I can’t believe I didn’t come up with this sooner. It only requires one piece of wire and looks great in copper, silver, brass, bronze or whatever wire you like. The wire should be 16 gauge, soft and round. *This sample was in size 8 so if you want a smaller ring, you can decrease the length by either cutting it 1/2″ shorter or creating a bigger center spiral. For bigger sizes do the opposite and cut a longer piece of wire to begin the project. Obviously it’s better to start with a longer piece and cut some of it off if necessary.

Posted by zoraida.bros from Patchogue, New York, United States • Published See zoraida.bros's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using your round nose pliers, made a small right angle bend 2 1/2″ from the end of the 16ga wire. Increase that length about 1/4″ for the next size ring or shorten it for smaller rings by the same measure.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    With the square nose pliers gripping the shorter stem of wire, begin a spiral by bending and curving the longer length of wire with your fingers to make a flat loop

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue forming a flat spiral with your fingers until the spiral is big enough to grip with your flat nose pliers.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

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  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    When the spiral is approximately 1 1/4″ in diameter and you have the same number of turns on all sides, make an bend on the wire at a right angle with your round nose pliers.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flatten the other end (short section) against the back of the spiral with the flat nose pliers so that it is opposite the longer end.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the ring against the ring mandrel holding it with your thumb.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the two sections of wire around the mandrel at approximately the size ring you want to create.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make sure to bring both wires directly in front of the spiral. If they are not the same size, cut the longer piece so that both ends match.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Create a tiny loop on either side of the center spiral in opposite directions. You can do this while the ring is on the mandrel with the round nose pliers.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 11
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  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 12
    Step 12

    Gently pound the ring with the rubber mallet at the back and sides, and just a bit on the spiral itself.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 13
    Step 13

    Check to be sure that the ring is flat and aligned. Tweek the loops if necessary with the round nose pliers. Remove any tool marks with your file and/or steel wool. Buff the ring with a soft cloth.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. How To Make A Spiral Wire Ring - Step 14
    Step 14

    Your finished ring should look like this.

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