This tutorial for delicate rings came about because I’ve been wanting to make some midi rings and wondered if I could make them using silver wire. I did a You Tube search and came across a video called “10 diy rings easy & adjustable” by Helena Daydreamer. Brilliant. First I had to find a reasonable thickness sterling silver wire. Then I watched the tutorial a few times. I will admit getting them as perfectly round as her – is not that easy. But you won’t notice when you’re wearing them.
- silver wire
- round pliers
- fine grit sandpaper
- long tin piece of wood
- masking tape
- piece of string
- tape measure or ruler
You do: –
Measure around the finger for which you plan to make a ring with a piece of string and note the length. (See that curved scar on my index finger from a wood carving chisel = unique fingerprints)
Wrap your fine grit sandpaper around a long thin piece of wood (or anything suitable) so you can easily file the ends of your wire. Tape it so it’s secure. Try to uncurl the wire without making any kinks (not so easy) and place it next to a ruler or tape measure so you can cut the wire the correct length.
Once cut, file the ends of your wire so there are no sharp edges. Helena Daydreamer used the top of a nail polish bottle to curve her rings but I found the rubber handles of my pliers easier to use. It’s a bit of skill getting them nice and round and I guess the first ring you make might be a practice one. Go slowly is all I can say.
I made a bunch of these adding 1/2 centimetre more and 1/2 centimetre less. I wear them spread across my fingers. At the base and a midi ring. Quite the opposite of stacking rings. Love them.
Have a great green week.