Create these dainty Ocean Wave rings in no time!
Step 1: Watch My Easy Video :) or Follow the Simple Steps Below:
Step 2: You Will Need:
3 3-4" pieces of Teal 20 Gauge Wire
Needle Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Grab the end of each piece of wire with the bent nose pliers and use the nylon pliers to straighten the wire. This will also harden the wire, making your rings stronger.
Using the needle nose pliers, grab the middle of one of the pieces of wire.
Bend both pieces of wire upwards.
Now take your bent nose pliers and flatten the bend a tad.
It should look like this.
Grasp the wire with the tips of the needle nose pliers, holding the wire about 1/4" below the tips of the pliers.
Bent the left side down and under the pliers. This starts to create the wave.
Now bent the left side of the wire down to the side of the pliers.
Place your wave on the ring mandrel in the spot that best fits your pinky.
Bend the ends of the wire around the mandrel one full time.
Trim off the extra wire on the top...
..and on the bottom.
Grab the top end of the cut wire with the needle nose pliers and turn the wire 360 degrees upwards to create a circle finished end.
Do the same to the bottom making sure to turn the circle downwards this time.
It should look like this :)
Makes my pinkie feel fancy. I need a cup of tea so I can hold it in the air for awhile...
Repeat the same process for the second and third waves. Hold the wire in the pliers a tad lower for the second wave.
Hold the wire even lower for the third wave. This makes each one a little bigger than the last, giving them that ocean wave effect. Also hold each wave lower on the ring mandrel so that one fits your ring finger, and middle finger.
Tadaa!! You've just created your own Ocean Wave rings! Now go show 'em off ;)
I'd love to see your Ocean Wave rings sets!!