Red Rouge Pearl Ring
- NOTE: this project is for Size 7 ring. Adjust length up or down for other sizes
- Beadalon® German Style (Nickel Free) Wire, 20ga – Silver-plated (12")
- Beadalon® German Style (Nickel Free) Wire, 26 ga. – Silver-plated (24")
- Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers
- Beadalon® Wire Cutters
- Beadalon® Ring Mandrel
- Nylon Head Hammer
- Darice® Pearl – Red Rouge
- Darice® Pearls, Small – White
Step 1 Cut 12" piece of Beadalon® 20 ga. wire.
Step 2 Slide large Red Rouge pearl on to center of the wire. Add one white pearl on either side.
Step 3 Find desired size on ring mandrel and hold all (3) pearls over that size.
Step 4 Wrap each wire around the mandrel two times (do not overlap wires).
Step 5 Carefully remove from mandrel, holding wire in place.
Step 6 Feed one of the wires through the ring and make two tight wraps around the top shank (again, do not overlap wires).
Step 7 Repeat on other side.
Step 8 Put back on mandrel to reshape if needed.
Step 9 Trim excess wire.
Step 10 Cut 24" piece of 26 ga. wire.
Step 11 Bend in center.
Step 12 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.
Step 13 When you reach the top, make three wraps on the wire that has the white pearl on it. Then extend the wire over the white pearl and make three wraps between white pearl and large Red Rouge pearl. Trim and tuck in small ends.
Step 14 Repeat Steps 12-13 on opposite side.
Step 15 Place ring back onto the mandrel.
Step 16 Using rawhide hammer, gently hammer down wraps. This will give your design a finished look.
Step 17 If needed, you may stretch your ring to desired size by hammering in a downward motion.