Retired - Delicate Nymph Ring

PROJECT R2012
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
The wire wrapped sprig of blue green fire polish beads makes a beautiful, yet delicate statement ring.
Instructions
  1. Cut two pieces of 18 gauge wire, approx 6 inches each.
  2. For this next step, please watch the video: How to Make a Wire Wrapped Gemstone Set. Make a spiral loop on one end of each piece of wire. Use your round nose pliers and bend the tip of the wire back into a loop. Leave the other sides un-looped until you have completed the wire wrapping in a later step.
  3. Place the wires back to back, so that your spiral loops, spiral out from the center.
  4. Cut off a 40" piece of 26 gauge wire. You can use a longer piece of wire if you like. Note: There really is no way to seamlessly add on more wire for this next part. You could leave it on the spool as you work, however it may be more difficult to maneuver.
  5. Using this wire, wrap a basket weave figure-8 design around the two 18 gauge wire pieces. Start with a few wraps around both wires and push these wraps up against the loops in the 18 gauge wires. Please watch our video: How to Wire Wrap a Basket Weave Figure-8 Design.
  6. Then continue the figure-8 wrap with three wraps per figure 8 weave. Please see the photo for reference.
  7. To determine what size you want your ring to be, bend it around a ring mandrel. Tip: Do not test the length until you are almost sure that it is the right length. You do not want to unbend the ring form once it has been made. The figure 8 will get harder to do if you need to add on at this point.
  8. You will finish this piece off in the same manner as the other side. Complete a few wraps of both wires. Trim the 26 gauge wire.
  9. Bend in the ends of the 18 gauge wire to mirror the spirals on the other side. You may need to trim the wires to do this step. Set the ring aside.
  10. For the second part of this project please watch our video: How to Create a Wire Wrapped Beaded Sprig.
  11. Using the 26 gauge wire, begin making your wire sprig. This part of the project is more free form, so I encourage you to look at the photo and using what you have learned in the video, begin the sprig. You will want to work out from the center. You will also need the tail wire to attach this sprig to the ring.
  12. When you have finished your sprig, wrap the tail wire around one end of the ring. Be sure to attach the sprig to one side only so that the ring remains adjustable. Wrap the wire a few times, then clip the wire. Tuck in the wire ends so that it won't scratch you and you are all done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WNT-1834 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Bright Copper Wire 18 Gauge 10 Yards (9.14 Meters)
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2634 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Bright Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 40 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-34117 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Two Tone Blueberry/Green Tea (50)
    Project uses 26 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0072 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers - Round Nose
  • XTL-9021 - Solid Steel Ring Sizing Mandrel Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients WNT-1834, WNT-2634, BCP-34117,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Bright Copper Wire, 18 Gauge 10 Yards (9.14 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-1834
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Bright Copper Wire, 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2634
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers - Round Nose
$9.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-0072
Solid Steel Ring Sizing Mandrel Wire Wrapping Tool
$17.83 / Package | SKU: XTL-9021
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$6.23 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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