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Create a vintage-style ring
This layered filigree ring features a vintage button. It's easy to put together but looks like a million.

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  • How to make a metal ring. Vintage Button Filigree Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials. I used a combination of bright brass and antique brass, but you can use your choice of metals. Substitute a bead or a cabochon for the button if you like. You can also simply glue the whole assembly.

  • How to make a metal ring. Vintage Button Filigree Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    Slide the wire through the back of the button and place it in the bead cap. Carefully press the prongs against and around the button with pliers.

  • How to make a metal ring. Vintage Button Filigree Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Press the wires down and slide through holes in the dapped flower filigree, then the flat flower filigree. Press the wire up against the filigree and make a small loop on each end. Press the loops close to the back of the filigree.

  • How to make a metal ring. Vintage Button Filigree Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wrap the filigree bar around a ring mandrell or a dowel. This ring will be adjustable.

  • How to make a metal ring. Vintage Button Filigree Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the flower assembly to the ring with jewelry glue.

    If you like vintage-style jewelry, I wrote a book that you might enjoy: Vintage Impressions Jewelry.

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