Ring with Glass Rhinestone and Silver-Finished Brass Bead and Wirework
-- Designer --
Esther, Lead Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead mix, glass rhinestone and silver-finished brass, assorted color, 8mm round (1 bead)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, silver-finished copper, round, 20 gauge
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and flush-cutters cut one 20-inch length of Zebra Wire™ silver-finished 20-gauge copper wire.
String one glass rhinestone and silver-finished 8mm round bead, in the color of your choice, onto the center of the wire.
Place the wire with centered glass rhinestone 8mm round bead onto a ring mandrel on the line of the desired size. Wrap one end of the wire fully around the mandrel twice ending with the wire facing to the front side by the bead. Repeat to wrap the opposite end of the wire twice around the opposite side of the bead. Press the wraps of wire together so they lay closely together creating the ring base.
Remove the ring from the mandrel. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, wrap one end of the wire around the wire of the ring base to one side of the glass rhinestone 8mm round bead a total of two times. Repeat on the opposite end of the wire to secure the wire and bead in place.
Gripping one end of the wire, tightly wrap the end around the base of the glass rhinestone 8mm round bead a total of two times. Using flush-cutters trim the end of the wire and conceal it in the wire at the base of the glass rhinestone 8mm round bead.
Tightly wrap the opposite end of the wire around the base of the bead approximately four times, placing each new wrap below the previous. Using flush-cutters trim the end of the wire and conceal it in the previous wire wraps.
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