Jet Scarab Copper Ring Tutorial

Written by
Michelle Horning
Published on
October 27, 2021 7:24:20 PM PDT October 27, 2021 7:24:20 PM PDTth, October 27, 2021 7:24:20 PM PDT

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.
  • Putting a small bend in the wire on either side of the bead before attaching to the thicker gauge wire will help keep the bead in place.
  • Make sure the ends of the large gauge wire don't hang too far over, or they will catch on things and bend.
  • Copper can turn you green, but it's also believed to have anti-arthritic properties when worn directly on the skin. Other wire options include 14ga and 22ga sterling silver and .999 fine silver, or gold-filled and silver filled.
  • We don't really recommend plated wire, but it would be ok for a ring that is only worn occasionally. Shop all 14ga wire and 22ga wire.


Suggested Supplies

  • 1 each #05-728-12-24  Swarovski 5728 Scarab Bead, 12mm - Jet (Most Swarovski beads are no longer available. But this is a great design for roughly 4-10mm gemstone beads!)
  • pack #47-405-14 Copper Jewelry Wire, 14ga, Round, 20'
  • pack #47-405-22  Copper Jewelry Wire, 22ga, Round, 125' 

 

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"