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Beads and Swirls!
If you've seen my previous jewellery tutorials you should know by now that I'm really addicted to swirls!
So, here's another swirly project...
Enjoy!

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 193 projects »
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  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    At first measure your ring size and convert it into inches or centimeters.
    There are 2 techniques for wiring a bead.

    Technique-1:
    Hold any one end of the wire without cutting the wire from the bundle,
    Use the flat nose plier to bend 0.5 cm of the wire into 90 degrees.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    Technique-1:
    Insert the bead into the bent part of the wire,
    Now carefully circle the wire around the bead 2-3 times to create swirl around it.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Technique-2:
    You can also insert the bead into the wire and circle the wire from both sides to create swirly pattern around the bead.

    We are going to use both techniques for making the rings.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Ring-1:
    For ring-1 we are going to use the first technique.
    After making the first beaded swirl measure and leave the wire straight (double the length of your ring size + 4-5 cm for swirls),
    And then cut the wire from the bundle.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make another beaded swirl on the other end of the wire, making sure both swirls face towards each other.
    When you're done making the beaded swirls, simply bend the straight part of the wire into half and tighten the bent part using a flat nose plier.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Ring-2:
    For this ring we'll use the both first and second techniques.
    Measure and cut wire from the bundle.
    Here is how you can measure the wire for the ring correctly:-
    (Double the length of your ring size + 20-24 cm for making swirls + 2 cm extra)

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bend the wire into half by keeping 2 cm extra on either side,
    Insert a bead and fix its position on the bent part,
    Now, circle the wire 2-3 around the bead from both sides to make a swirly pattern around it.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Other side of the wire has 2 ends, so we're going to make 2 beaded swirls on the other end,
    Use technique-1 for making 2 beaded swirls on the both other ends.
    Keep 2 cm gap between the 2 beaded swirls .

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 9
    Step 9

    You'll need 22-24 gauge wire for secure coiling. You can coil the whole straight part of the ring or coil the part where the swirls meet.
    I coiled the wire half an inch around the part where the swirls meet to make sure the beaded swirls stay adjacent to each other.

    Take a piece of wire (4-5 inches),
    Hold the beaded swirls carefully together (side-by-side) as arranged,
    Now start coiling them together with the 22-24 gauge wire, coil the wire 4-5 times or as many times as you want.

    After you're done coiling the wire use a flat plier to flatten the coils, just to make sure that the coiling is secure.

  • How to make a wire swirl ring. Swirly Beaded Wire Ring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wrap the straight part of the wire around the mandrel and then adjust the swirls carefully.

    You don't have to worry about the ring size as the size is easily adjustable.

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