You only need to know how to straighten wire. If you need help with that just contact me.
With this lesson, you will learn how to shape the beautiful "flowers and leaf" adjustable ring shown in the first picture. Additional pictures highlight the versatility of the design.
I rated the tutorial as "Intermediate" due to the complexity of the design and subtle adjustments needed to create a beautiful, neatly shaped ring.
However, I have written the instructions for a Beginner's level, demonstrating every single little maneuver.
One may opt to replace the materials and/or colors I used for this design with those fitting best to one's taste. Once you have learned the process of modeling the flowers and the leaf, you will be able to make this ring your own simply by varying the leaf's shape making it more round or even smaller. Make more versions in copper, bronze, gold plated, silver-filled, sterling silver wire etc. and if your wires are not coated, you can even hammer the petals and/or the leaf to achieve a lovely textured look of your ring. Embellish them with fresh water pearls or any other gemstones that are your favorites, so that every single time the result to be equally Delightful, Unique and Yours only!
Let your imagination and creativity come into play! Have fun!
At first glance, the design might look rather intimidating, but I will closely guide you throughout the 16 main steps of the tutorial, fully supported by 141 clear pictures (mainly close-ups) with relevant, detailed instructions given right beside them, within 39 pages. I would suggest reading it on the computer and then pick out the pages that you want to print to have at hand while following along.
I am always available to answer any questions about the tutorial.
Please carefully read all tutorial pages before starting to make your own beautiful jewelries!!!
The dimensions given in Imperial System are approximate!!!
I hope you will enjoy the lesson.
80 cm (about 31 inches) of 21 gauge (0.7 mm) silver plated wire or any other kind of wire that pleases you Note: 20 gauge (0.8 mm) wires would do as well!
80 cm (about 31 inches) of 30 gauge (0.25 mm) silver plated wire or any other kind of wire that pleases you
1 faceted crystal of 8 mm diameter - any color that pleases you or, a gemstone bead of maximum 10 mm (3/8") - your option
12 metallic beads of 2 mm or, any other beads of 2 mm - your option
2 seed beads of 2 mm or, any other beads of 2 mm - your option
You Will Also Need:
Round nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flush cutter pliers
File (could be a nails metallic or glass file)
Ring Mandrel or marker (I used a nail varnish bottle cap)