Swirly Hammered Wire Rings Tutorial

Written by
Michelle Horning
Published on
April 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT April 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, April 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Michelle Horning



Designer Tips

  • See Rustic Wire Ring blog article for illustrated step-by-step instructions for making this style of ring.
  • Hide the cut ends of the finer gauge of wire, on the back side of the ring.
  • The larger the swirls, and more thinly hammered, the more space it will take up on your finger, so it will be more susceptible to snagging and bending.
  • Some styles of beads can be spun to show different sides (see back view of these scarabs, below.)
  • Optional: before hammering ends of wire, use a cup bur to smooth and round the ends. This gives you a smoother paddle shape after hammering.
  • For a smoother (less rustic) finish, use a chasing hammer instead of the ball peen hammer.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 each #05-728-12-470 Swarovski 5728 Scarab Bead, 12mm - Crystal Scarabaeus Green
  • 1 ozt (use a few inches) 14-gauge Sterling Silver Wire, Fine Silver Wire, or Argentium Silver Wire (Half Hard and Dead Soft both work fine for this project.)
  • 1 ozt (use a few inches) 22-gauge Sterling Silver Wire, Fine Silver Wire, or Argentium Silver Wire (Half Hard and Dead Soft both work fine for this project.)
  • 1 each #05-728-12-460 Swarovski 5728 Scarab Bead, 12mm - Crystal Metallic Sunshine
  • 1 pack #47-405-14 Copper Jewelry Wire, 14ga, Round, 20'
  • 1 pack #47-405-22 Copper Jewelry Wire, 22ga, Round, 125'

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