Double Wrap Hammered Rings Tutorial

Written by
Michelle Horning
Published on
February 1, 2021 1:01:31 AM PST February 1, 2021 1:01:31 AM PSTst, February 1, 2021 1:01:31 AM PST

Depending on the beads you use, this quick and easy unisex design can go from frilly and feminine to macho and masculine.


Created by: Michelle Horning


Designer Tips

  • For step-by-step instructions, see the Double Wrap Hammered Ring portion of our 2014 blog post on creating rustic hammered wire wrapped Swarovski crystal rings.
  • Make sure the ends of the large gauge wire don't hang too far over, or they will catch on things and bend.
  • "Balance" Copper Ring is a modification with two smaller beads. Add one bead after wrapping the first end, wrap as many times as desired to center wire, add second bead, and attach to last end.
  • To stabilize a bead such as a puffed coin (silver ring), the smaller gauge wire can be wrapped on each side of the bead and around the center wire.

Suggested Supplies - Balance Copper Wire Ring

  • 1 strand (use 2 beads) #21-886-932 Wood Opalite 6mm Round Gemstone Beads
  • 1 pack #47-405-14 Copper Jewelry Wire, 14ga, Round, 20'
  • 1 pack #47-405-22 Copper Jewelry Wire, 22ga, Round, 125'

Suggested Supplies - Fine Silver Wood Opalite Ring

  • 1 strand (use 1 bead) #21-000-932-56 Wood Opalite 8mm Puffed Coin Gemstone Beads
  • 1 ozt #64-899-14 Fine Silver Jewelry Wire, Round, 14ga, Dead Soft
  • 1 ozt #64-899-22 Fine Silver Jewelry Wire, Round, 22ga, Dead Soft

Other Wire Options:

Use 14ga and 22ga sterling silver, or gold-filled wire.


Tools

  • #69-157 Ring Sizers, Plastic
  • #69-291 side cutters, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers from: Tool Set, Zebra Stripe, Six-Piece Set
  • #69-151 Plastic Ring Mandrel, Ungrooved
  • #69-135 EURO TOOL Hammer, Ball Pein, 4oz
  • #69-125 Steel 4" Square Block
  • #69-330 Beadalon Pad for Bench Block
  • #69-252-01-2 EURO TOOL Flat File, 6", #2 Cut
  • #63-528 EURO TOOL Polishing Pads, Ultra, 2x2"