Hammered Ring
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Hammered Ring

This ring also looks great using Hematite wire. Designed by Cindy Becker.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Beadalon® German Style Wire, 20 ga. – Silver-plated (10")
  • Beadalon® German Style Wire, 26 ga. – Silver-plated (24")
  • Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers
  • Beadalon® Wire Cutters
  • Beadalon® Ring Mandrel
  • Beadalon® Nylon Head Hammer
  • Bead Gallery® Hammered Lentil, 17mm – Silver-plated
  • Ruler
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut 12" piece of Beadalon® 20 ga. wire.

Step 2 Slide hammered lentil onto center of the wire and bend both ends.

Step 3 Find desired size on ring mandrel.

Step 4 Place hammered lentil over size and hold firmly with your thumb.

Step 5 Wrap each wire around mandrel two times. Wires should not overlap.

Step 6 Where wires meet at top, gently wrap them under the hammered lentil to secure in to place.

Step 7 Carefully remove from mandrel.

Step 8 Feed one of the wires through the ring and make two tight wraps around the top shank. (Again, do not overlap wires.)

Step 9 Repeat on the other side.

Step 10 Put back on mandrel to reshape if needed.

Step 11 Trim excess wire.

Step 12 Cut 24" piece of 26 ga. wire.

Step 13 Bend in center.

Step 14 Slide over center of rink shank and begin to wrap the 26 ga.wire around the shank. Each wrap must be tight, close and not overlapping. This is very important to keep a clean look to your design. Also, be gentle with the wire. If it breaks you will need to unwrap and start over. Use a sewing motion to make these wraps. ( DO NOT TRIM excess when you get to the top.)

Step 15 When you get to the top, wrap 26 ga. around center side wire to secure.

Step 16 Repeat with opposite side.

Step 17 Place ring back onto the mandrel.

Step 18 Using rawhide hammer, gently hammer down wraps. This will give your design a finished look.

Step 19 If needed you may stretch your ring to desired size by hammering in downward motion.

Tips

This project is for a Size 7 Ring.