Blue Sea Pearl Ring
You can use a single Sea Pearl with small bead to change look.
Designed by Cindy Becker.
- NOTE: This project is for Size 6 ring. Adjust length up or down for other sizes.
- Beadalon® German Style (Non-Tarnish) Wire, 24 ga. – Silver Plated (20")
- Beadalon® German Style (Non-Tarnish) Wire, 26 ga. – Silver Plated (30")
- Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers
- Beadalon® Wire Cutters
- Beadalon® Round Nose Pliers
- Beadalon® Ring Mandrel
- Nylon Head Hammer
- Bead Gallery® Sea Pearls – Blue
Step 1 Cut 20" piece of Beadalon® 24 ga. wire.
Step 2 Slide two sea pearls onto center of the wire.
Step 3 Find desired size on ring mandrel and hold sea pearls in place.
Step 4 Wrap each side of the wire around the mandrel, (keeping it on desired ring size), two times each. Be sure these wires do not overlap.
Step 5 Take wires and twist them around and under the stones to secure wire. Continue until you have approximately 1½" left on the wire.
Step 6 Use round nose pliers and make a small loop on one wire end.
Step 7 Use chain nose pliers and begin to roll one of the wires toward the center, making a tight swirl.
Step 8 Bring opposite wire over the top and between the pearls.
Step 9 Feed that wire through the center of the swirl and pull tightly but gently.
Step 10 Feed through center of ring and back to the original side.
Step 11 Repeat Steps 6-7 with remaining wire.
Step 12 Cut 30" piece of Beadalon® 26 ga. wire.
Step 13 Fold 26 ga. wire in half by bending in center.
Step 14 Slide the 26 ga. wire over the bottom of the ring, (over the center).
Step 15 Working one side at a time, begin wrapping the 26 ga. wire around the bottom of the ring by using a sewing motion. Each wrap should be tight and touching the previous wrap. Also, be careful to keep all underneath wires flat and avoid overlapping.
Step 16 Continue toward top of ring.
Step 17 Once you have reached the top of the ring, feed end of wire through center of the swirl and pull taut. Be careful that you do not break the wire. Do this 2-3 times to secure 26 ga. wire.
Step 18 Trim excess wire and tuck in wire end.
Step 19 Finish wrapping the remaining side of the ring and repeat Steps 15-18.
Step 20 Place ring back on mandrel and gently hammer the wrapping. This will harden the wire, flatten the wraps and give your ring a neat appearance.