A patterned wire ring with a twist–it’s a Mobius strip! By Denise Peck Patterned wire makes adding texture and design to your wire jewelry making projects simple. There are dozens of  different patterned wires available in various metals. This ring could be made with sheet or plain flattened wire, but the twist that reveals the […]

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Of all the different types of jewelry, rings often have the most significance. Engagement rings, wedding rings, friendship rings — they all have deep meanings. And rings are very likely to be passed down from generation to generation. Personally, I wear my late mother’s gold filigree and diamond ring every day. When you think of […]

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One Hour Ring Expanded Once you’ve mastered the basic metalsmithing skills required for ring making, you’ll probably want to start jazzing things up a bit with textures and other designs. As a follow-up to my Metalsmithing Basics: Learn to Make One-of-a-Kind Rings in an Hour> post, here’s a way to turn those plain bands into […]

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Rings for your fingers, rings for your toes … I love ring-making and wearing rings. I’ll never forget my first metalsmithing lesson with Lexi Erickson, making stackable band rings. In just minutes, I (with Lexi’s help) turned half-round wire into RINGS! Real rings, soldered and textured rings that looked like the rings you could buy […]

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When I first saw Karen McGovern’s birdbath ring (below) in Stringing magazine, I had to make it. Karen’s technique uses components from Nunn Design along with paint and resin to create the “water” in the birdbath. But as we all know, there’s more than one way to skin a cat (poor cat! What a saying . […]

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How to Make Rings in an Hour

Rings are my favorite piece of jewelry to collect, wear and make. Learning how to make rings is easy and opens up endless possibilities for personalization. Start with simple ring bands or stacking rings you can make by simply combining silver wire with basic metalsmithing and texturing tools likes hammers and files. I prefer standard […]

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