Starfish Ring
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Starfish Ring

The Starfish come in multiple colors, so you can make any colored starfish ring you like!

Designed by Cindy Becker.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • NOTE: This project is for Size 8 ring. Adjust length up or down for other sizes.
  • Beadalon® German Style (Non-Tarnish) Wire, 20 ga. – Silver-plated (12")
  • Beadalon® German Style (Non-Tarnish) Wire, 26 ga. – Silver-plated (30")
  • Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers
  • Beadalon® Round Nose Cutters
  • Beadalon® Wire Cutters
  • Beadalon® Ring Mandrel
  • Nylon Head Hammer
  • Bead Gallery® Glass Beads – Sapphire and Aqua Starfish
  • Ruler
 

Project Instructions

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

Slide starfish to middle of wire. (Shown with blue starfish.)

Gently bend wires down (be sure you do not crack your starfish). Find desired size on ring mandrel and hold starfish in place.

Wrap each side of the wire around the mandrel (keeping it on desired ring size) one time each side. You should end up with two wraps. Be sure these wires do not overlap.

Pull wire, alternating from one wire to the other, under the starfish one time.

Using right wire, feed through ring and around two shank wires. These wraps need to be tight. In between each wrap, use Beadalon® chain nose pliers to press down tightly. Make two wraps.

Repeat last step with left wire.

Using Beadalon® round nose pliers, make small loop at end of one of the wires.

Using Beadalon® chain nose pliers hold loop in place and begin to roll wire toward top of ring, making a swirl design. Cut 26 ga. wire.

Fold 26 ga. wire in half by bending in center.

Slide the 26 ga. wire over the bottom of the ring, in the center.

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 under wires flat and avoid overlapping.

Continue toward top of ring.

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 two or three times to secure 26 ga. wire.

Trim excess wire and tuck in wire end.

Finish wrapping the remaining side of the ring and repeat last three steps.

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.

Tips

Adult supervision is required at all times.