by Tina Murphy. (Kennewick, WA) I have wanted to make a ring like this for years but needed to develop my silversmithing skills be fore attempting it. It took me a long time to find the perfect crystal too but when I did I knew right away what I was going to do with it. This piece is a statement piece to get people to notice. I’m mostly in love with how my … [Read more...] about The Queen’s Weapon Ring
by Rena Klingenberg. This easy adjustable wire ring features a lovely double scroll and an 8mm round bead. I love copper and turquoise colors together, but of course this ring would be striking in your favorite colors too. :) I have always found that adjustable rings sell quickly, since many people's fingers swell or shrink during the day. You can … [Read more...] about Bead & Scroll Adjustable Wire Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. A "slave bracelet" is a jewelry style where a ring and a bracelet are attached together in some way. In this tutorial, we'll make a wire ring and a chain bracelet - and then connect them with three strands of chain: Here's how this slave bracelet looks on the inside of your hand and wrist: How to Put on a Slave … [Read more...] about Triple Chain Slave Bracelet (Tutorial)
by David. (Durham, NC) How do you get a good ring fit for someone with large knuckles? I've designed lots of wire wrapped rings but have not had this challenge before. He wants a wrapped copper ring that is hammered all the way around, not an adjustable design. David Sherman Duke Jewelry … [Read more...] about Knuckling Down – Fitting a Ring for Someone with Large Knuckles?
by Dianne Culbertson-Jacques. (Vermont) I have been setting stones for a little bit and I ordered this amethyst cab and decided to make a ring. Well, not everything works. This was the first time working with a stone of this shape and did not realize how pointy that one tip is. Everything went really well until time to set the stone. I tried pushing out and … [Read more...] about Oops – A Ring That Didn’t Turn Out as Planned
by Rena Klingenberg. In this wire ring tutorial, we'll use a single piece of wire to create the look of stacked rings - plus a loop for attaching a small charm or bead. This is a good project for using up orphan beads, orphan earring dangles, or small pendants / charms. These are fun for people of all ages to make and wear - and would be an especially … [Read more...] about Wire Charm Ring (Tutorial)
by Robyn. (Ottawa, Ontario) A friend of mine has severe fibromyalgia and swelling in her fingers and has had to have her rings (including her wedding ring!) cut off as a result. She feels lost without a ring on her finger and has asked me to make something adjustable for her that she could wear regardless of how much swelling she's experiencing. I see that there are a … [Read more...] about Need Ideas – a Ring for Painful Finger that Swells?
by Rena Klingenberg. These simple adjustable stacking rings can be worn one at a time - or one on every finger - or as a whole stack of rings. A simple patina created by a boiled egg provides fabulously rustic color on the finished pieces. You'll get an even more rustic look if you hammer-texture a couple of the rings and scatter them throughout the … [Read more...] about Rustic Adjustable Stacking Rings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This wire-wrap ring is adjustable at the bottom of the band, so you can customize the fit by spreading or squeezing the sides of the ring. In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate making the ring with the turquoise colored square bead. But you can also make a ring similar to the one above with three beads - just be sure to follow the measuring … [Read more...] about Adjustable Wire-Wrap Bead Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Choose seed beads in your favorite colors to accent this comfortable, adjustable wire ring. You can make a several of this quick ring design, to match every color in your wardrobe. Or fill a basket with them and place it next to your checkout stand, where your customers can "impulse purchase" a handful of them! Supplies: Craft … [Read more...] about Seed Bead Adjustable Wire Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This metal and wire ring project features graceful scrollwork, framing a faceted bead that spins on its wire. The metalwork here is easy, even if this is your first time working with sheet metal. Supplies: A piece of copper sheet – 22 or 24 gauge (I used 24 gauge). Most jewelry suppliers that carry metalworking stuff carry sheet … [Read more...] about Scroll Ring with Spinner Bead (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. You can make this wrapped, stacked wire ring project either with or without a bead, and it's lovely both ways. Although it looks like a complicated design, it's actually quite easy to make. The secret is to make a handful of simple wire rings, then stack them up and bind them together at the bottom. Supplies: 5 pieces of … [Read more...] about Wrapped Stacked Wire Ring (Tutorial)