The Clasped Ring evolved because of a simple need to get a ring on and have it fit comfortably despite enlarged knuckles from arthritis.
For this tutorial I walk you through the construction of a fancy delicate clasped ring that is lacy and delicate looking, but surprising durable. At the end of the tutorial, I include all my favorite links for tools (with photos), materials, and suggestions for alternate sources. There is also a ring size chart to help you create your perfect ring.
This is a single project tutorial - if you would like all three Clasped Rings at a 50% savings, please see 3 Clasped Rings http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/ring/new-3-clasped-rings-tutorial/37305
This is a high level intermediate to advanced tutorial - It assumes you have a very good grasp of basic wire handling skills and terminology. I define basic wire handling skills as cleaning and straightening wire; good control of square wire and flat nose pliers; completing a basic binding wrap; and creating loops and hooks. If you feel you need to build your wire wrapping skills before tackling these rings, please see my Back to the Beginning Bracelet tutorial http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/bracelet/back-tothe-beginning---beginner-bracelet/20367 written for the beginning wire artist from square one!
There is 17 pages with 65 full color detailed photographs and 41 steps for both the visual and instructional learner.
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Bobbi Maw is a Master Wire Jewelry Artist, and award-winning jewelry designer based in Kenneth City, Florida. With more than 25 years of experience, she has been published in Step by Step Wire ...
Bobbi Maw is a Master Wire Jewelry Artist, and award-winning jewelry designer based in Kenneth City, Florida. With more than 25 years of experience, she has been published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, and has won several awards through Fire Mountain's "Swarovski Crystal Challenge." You can find more of her work here on Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/user/170453 or in her shop on Etsy http://www.MyWiredImagination.Etsy.com
Obsessed Jewelry Artist/workaholic, owned by 11 rescued parrots, two adopted kittens and a swimming pool full of fish.
~~~We all die. "The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." ~Chuck Palahniuk