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Kenneth City, Florida, USA

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 ...

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Clasp Wire Rings ALL 3 Variations Disc

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Clasp Wire Rings ALL 3 Variations Disc
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Clasp Wire Rings ALL 3 Variations Disc Variation 1
Clasp Wire Rings ALL 3 Variations Disc

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • 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-to-the-beginning----bracelet/20367 written for the beginning wire artist from square one!

Pattern Description:

The Clasped Ring evolved because of a simple need to get a ring on and have it fit comfortably despite enlarged knuckles from arthritis.

I walk you through the construction of 3 different style variations using a wide variety of materials, with suggestions for alternatives. 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.

There is 44 pages with a whopping 174 full color detailed photographs and 122 steps for both the visual and instructional learner. Don't let the file size scare you - This eBook covers 3 FULL VARIATIONS!!!

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Your rings are made to whatever size you want


  • 22 or 21ga square wire 1/2 hard - 6 inches (15.2cm) per ring (increase this length by 1 or 2 inches for large rings)
  • 24 or 26ga round wire dead soft 7 to 18 inches (17.8 to 45.7cm) depending on the variation.
  • 20ga 1/2 round wire 1/2 hard approx 7 inches (17.8cm) per ring.
  • 4-hole Crystal sew-ons or Rose Montees - size is up to you.
  • 3 or 4mm round beads and/or bicone crystal beads
  • Jewelers ruler with millimeters; flush cutters, flat-nose pliers; chain-nose pliers; round-nose pliers.
  • Polishing cloth; ring mandrel; small diameter (1/2 to 3/4 inch) wooden dowel for shaping the ring.
  • Permanent marker (Sharpie preferred); wire-rounder or file.