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Weave Ring Tutorial by goddessccoa Weave Ring Tutorial by goddessccoa
This tutorial features a really elegant looking wire ring, which can be made with little to no wire working knowledge and basic wire working tools.

Very important: Do not use pliers with teeth on wire! The teeth will mar the surface of the wire and ruin your piece.

Your best bet for these tools is a local craft and hobby shop or bead store. You can substitute dowels or other small round items (drill bits and sockets work well) for a ring mandrel if you don't have one or don't want to purchase one (yet - just wait until you get the wire bug!). Hardware stores or your own garage are a good source of needle files and rubber mallets.

For the wire, I personally recommend Parawire's craft wire or possibly Beadsmith's craft wire to practice with - don't waste your money on sterling silver, argentium silver, or gold fill yet (or ever, if you don't want to).

Work hardening is a tutorial of its own, but in this case all you need to know is put the ring snugly on the mandrel and tap with the rubber mallet. This will harden the metal and make the ring sturdier.
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ChristheGardener Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Wonderful, I shall have a go at this, Thank you
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I got my ring mandrel on ebay for about $5 including shipping, and from the pictures, it looks exactly like yours. That might encourage the "wire bug" in some people!
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rriee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for making!
I've tried to make a ring without basic knowledge of wire works and I could finally formed a simple ring. Thanks!!
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pecatrix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This is a great tutorial that makes an amazing ring. Thanks for making it! (I used it with modification to some pretty sweet results.)
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DevilishTwin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for making, will have to try it.
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Rukkys Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really neat, thanks!
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This could prove to be very useful!!! Thanks for making it!
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CatcherRye Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That definitely makes a pretty ring. :D
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