Hey everyone! I have a super fun jewelry tutorial for you today! Today, we're making Love Rings! These turn out super cute and they're really easy to do! You'll have a finished piece in 15 minutes! So let's get started:
What you'll need:
- A piece of 6" wire. This can be any type of wire. It should, however, be a larger gauge. There is not major support in this ring, so it will all come from the strength of the wire. I recommend at least an 18 gauge.
- Round nose pliers. These are some of your best friends for making loops. Very necessary when doing script work!
- Needle nose or flat nose pliers. These will come in handy all throughout. They help you make sharper curves.
2) Place a second loop to make the loop at the joint of the L. To me, it looks better when you stick all of your overhangs in front, but you can choose to put everything behind if you want. It's a good idea to make sure you either do all of them in front or all behind, so make your choice now.
3) Place a slight bend in the bottom of the "L" so as to get a nice, cursive-y font look.
4) Form your "o" with your round nose pliers. Just wrap around and leave the extra wire horizontally coming out of the "o"
5) Grab your needle nose pliers and make a sharp bend in the wire. This starts your "v"
6) parallel with the bottom of the "o," add another sharp bend to make the second part of the "v"
7) Parallel with the top of the "o," make another sharp bend to finish the "v"
8) Make a sharp bend in the wire to start your "e"
9) Gently curve the "e" around using your round nose pliers.
10) Use your round nose pliers to gently curve the "e" at the end in to the rest of the ring. You could also make a sharp bend, but that would ruin your nice cursive-y line.
11) Wrap the ring around whichever finger you want to make it for. Take note of where you would like to start your heart.
12) Make a sharp bend at the point where you would like to start your heart.
13) Go up to where you would like the top of the heart and use your round nose pliers to start the shape.
14) Use your needle nose pliers to make a sharp bend in the heart.
15 & 16) You might need to snip some excess at this point, but after doing that, fold the end over so that it won't poke you. Use your round nose pliers to begin the folding and then use your needle or flat nose pliers to finish folding the end over.
17) Finish up the heart using your round nose pliers.
There you have it! A "Love" ring. A little late for Valentine's Day, but still super awesome anyway!
I don't know why I decided to write directions for this... The pictures are super detailed. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at Alli (at) AllenaMistral (dot) com.
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