Crafternoon How-To: Cocktail rings

The next Crafternoon Cabaret Club is fast approaching (you can book in for our next event on May 17th here!).  I’m a huge jewellery fan – particularly statement pieces that catch the eye – so this month is themed all around jewellery.  I’m kick starting my jewellery focus with a how-to teaser – something we’ll actually be making at the next event – cocktail rings!

You will need:

  • Ring bases
  • 0.5mm wire
  • Pliers for twisting
  • pliers/strong scissors for cutting
  • Beads and sequins

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Step One: Anchor

Cut a length of wire (30cm should do the trick but cut a longer length if you want to make your ring bigger or more detailed).  Now twist one end 3 times around your ring base just next to the flat area on the top… like so…

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Make sure the wire is completely flat underneath with no loose sharp edges so it’s comfortable to wear.

Step Two: Bead

Select beads and sequins that look great together…

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Now thread a few onto your wire at a time (if using sequins alternate bead, sequin, bead, sequin) until you have enough to cross the width of your ring top… then loop your wire around the base again to secure this first row.  Repeat, building your ring layer by layer.  Each time only add enough beads to cross the top, or loop around the piece your are building before looping the wire back around the ring base to secure.

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Step Three: Twist N Shout

Once your ring looks awesome use the remaining wire to twist three times around the other side of your ring base (opposite from where you started) to secure.  Flatten the wire with your pliers on either side and underneath to make sure the ring will be comfortable and then ROCK YOUR RING

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Happy Crafternoon!

Photography by Hannah Cox.  Covered under copyright © creativise

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