Sputnik Ring

PROJECT R8000
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
A sleek rotation of silver and jet tones give this ring a space age feel. Flat ring size memory wire provides a solid frame for alternating Czech glass flattened O beads and Toho seed beads, with wrapped wire loops that join together in a fun metallic cluster of beads and balls.
Instructions
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Memory Wire Ring With A Beaded Focal Cluster. Applying what you have learned in the video, begin by using memory wire cutters to cut 1.5 rounds of flat ring memory wire.
  2. Using round nose pliers, grip one end of your memory wire and create an outward facing simple wire loop as shown in the video.
  3. String on 3 flattened O beads and one black bead. Repeat this step 10 more times, followed by 3 more flattened O beads, to fill up the ring.
  4. Repeat step 2 to create another outward facing loop on the other end of your memory wire.
  5. Next, start to close up the ring as shown in the video by stringing one black bead onto a headpin and making a wrapped wire loop, latching the loop of the headpin onto both outward facing loops of the memory wire before coiling. Repeat this step 6 more times.
  6. String 2 flattened O beads onto a headpin, create a wrapped wire loop, and latch it onto the outward facing loops of the memory wire. Repeat this step 3 more times to fill out your beaded focal cluster. Enjoy your ring!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FHP-3005 - Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCO-001 - Czech Glass Flattened O Beads, 3.8x1mm, 8 Gram Tube, Crystal Labrador
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSF-0032 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WXM-073 - Beadalon Silver Plated Flat Ring Memory Wire 20mm Diameter 33 Loops (0.35 Oz)
    Project uses 1.5 rounds. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients FHP-3005, BCO-001, JSF-0032, WXM-073,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.64 / Package | SKU: FHP-3005
Czech Glass Flattened O Beads, 3.8x1mm, 8 Gram Tube, Crystal Labrador
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.59 / Package | SKU: BCO-001
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: JSF-0032
Beadalon Silver Plated Flat Ring Memory Wire 20mm Diameter 33 Loops (0.35 Oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: WXM-073

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy

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