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Wire Wrap Clasp Ring Basic Variation

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Wire Wrap Clasp Ring Basic Variation

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.

For this tutorial, I walk you through the construction of a basic clasp ring. 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 15 pages with 64 full color detailed photographs and 36 steps for both the visual and instructional learner.

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Materials:

  • 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 inches (17.8 cm).
  • 20ga 1/2 round wire 1/2 hard approx 7 inches (17.8cm) per ring.
  • 4 hole sew-on or montee with 2 holes on 2 sides - size is up to you. (I'm using a 39ss/8mm round sew-on)
  • 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.
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Intermediate
Jewelry
Ring
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