Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial

Making your own DIY seed bead rings using this wire wrapped ring tutorial is a fantastic way to get started with wire wrapped jewelry making on a dime! Craft one or a dozen and then check out more of my jewelry crafts. This post contains affiliate links.


DIY wire wrapped rings tutorial for beginners

Wire wrapped rings are pretty cool, simply because there seems to be fewer options out there for those of us who do not solder to make DIY rings.

You can totally personalize even this beginner-level wire wrapped ring tutorial using different beads, as you’ll see below.

You can totally stack these rings, but if they feel bulky, just wear one for a minimalist look. Or wear them on different fingers. These might be a classic but they are SO cool!

A few notes about this wire wrapped ring tutorial

These were made with larger seed beads. A few little tidbits about this:

  • Seed beads come in a huge variety of sizes. The larger the size number the smaller the bead.
  • Check the hole size to make sure it matches up with your wire
  • Be wary of coated beads that may scratch as you work with them.

Seed beads make great practice beads, since they’re relatively inexpensive.

However, you can also use other small beads, such as Czech crystal rondelles, or a single oval gemstone. The main thing is to make sure that your wire works well with your bead color.

A few notes about choosing the right wire for this wire wrapped ring tutorial:

If you’re new to jewelry making, you might want to work with “practice wire“. That is, the cheapest wire you can find.

However, if you’re beyond your first attempt, you’ll probably want a “real metal” wire – brass, copper, sterling all work. You just don’t want something coated that’s easy to scrape off. It just won’t look as good.

Look for a dead soft wire if you can. Personally, I work with copper a lot, as you can see from these wire hoop earrings I made a while ago, as well as these cool DIY metal earrings.

What you need to make wire wrapped rings

I want MORE JEWELRY MAKING IDEAS!

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.
You’re in! Thanks for joining the club…

How to make wire wrapped rings

1. Measure your ring size and cut wire 4 times the length of your ring size. String on 4 to 6 seed beads.

2. Bring the beads to the center of the wire and hold them against the mandrel slightly above the point of your ring size. Wrap both sides of the beaded wire around the mandrel one time. crossing them over in the back.

3. Bring them around the front, with one side of the wire below the beaded part and the other side of the wire over the beaded part. 

4. Carefully remove the beaded wire ring from the mandrel.

5. Coil the open end of the wire that you now have on the left neatly 3-4 times around the ring base, right next to where the beads are.

6. Repeat on the other side.

Use the flat nose pliers to flatten the coiled parts to give it a finished look and to make sure the ends of the wires aren’t poking out. Place the ring on the mandrel to give it a good shape.

Daisy Chain Friendship Bracelet

Sharing is caring! 7.0K shares Make a classic but oh so pretty daisy chain friendship bracelet using this simple tutorial! If you prefer, you can also try these simple flower friendship bracelets. This post contains affiliate links. Friendship bracelet making was a therapy for me throughout my tween and teen years, and I’m always happy…

DIY Mom Necklace – Free Laser SVG

I’m excited to share with you how to make a DIY mom necklace from black acrylic using the xTool F1 laser engraver. xTool sent me a machine to facilitate this post. This post contains affiliate links. When you’re done, make sure you check out my DIY wood and acrylic laser earrings too! One of my…

Acrylic Laser Earrings – Free SVG

Enjoy the free SVG to make these acrylic laser earrings, cut using a diode laser. When you’re done, check out my big list of DIY dangle earrings ideas. This post contains affiliate links. One of the coolest things about stepping into laser crafting is the incredible new materials that I can play with. And as…

xTool F1 Laser Engraver – Review & Material Tests

Enjoy my in-depth review of the xTool F1 Laser engraver – including some material tests and settings! Also check out my favorite crafting gadgets. This post contains affiliate links. Heads up: this review is long and in-depth so if you want, you can skip to your specific questions using the table of contents: For the…

How to Make a Flower in Resin Pendant

Learn how to make a resin pendant with flowers inside – or other fun embellishments! When you’re done, learn how to make resin earrings too. This post contains affiliate links. The possibilities with resin crafting are truly endless, and as you’ll see in this tutorial for how to make a resin pendant. While pendants can…

Horizontal Stripe Friendship Bracelets

Make these gorgeous, classy horizontal stripe friendship bracelets with a subtle ribbed texture! When you’re done, try making a chevron friendship bracelet. This post contains affiliate links. When I first learned how to make a horizontal stripe friendship bracelet, a unique spinoff popped in my head. Flip it over instead of running it backwards to…

Small Thread Tassels for Earrings & More!

Learn how to make small thread tassels the easy way – and how to make them perfectly sized! These are perfect for your jewelry making crafts. This post contains affiliate links. I’ve shared a few techniques for tassels in the past, and I like to always build on skills using different materials. While making tassels…

DIY Wire Bookmarks – In a Sweet Bunny Shape

Learn how to make your own DIY wire bookmarks using a simple technique and a bunny template! When you’re done, check out how to wrap crystals with wire. This post contains affiliate links. Who doesn’t love a bunny rabbit? This one may not be quite soft and fluffy, but he is definitely ready to cuddle…

DIY Chain Bracelets: No Solder Paperclip Chain!

Craft your own DIY chain bracelets using a simple wire wrapping technique to make a paperclip chain! Then, try something else from this list of DIY bracelets. This post contains affiliate links. I originally decided to make myself a paperclip chain bracelet WITHOUT necessarily blogging a tutorial, but then on a whim picked up my…

Kumihimo Bracelets: How to Make a Rope Friendship Bracelet

This beginner tutorial for Kumihimo bracelets will teach you everything about how to make a rope friendship bracelet using this easy round braiding technique! When you’re done, go ahead and try making some name friendship bracelets. This post contains affiliate links. One day, I came home and found a huge box of threads from DMC,…

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *