Create beautiful DIY jewelry with electrical wire! Below is the complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make an electrical wire ring.
Do you like to make your own jewelry? In my opinion, handmade jewelry is more special than store-bought jewelry because it is more personal.
Have you ever thought of using electrical wire in your DIY jewelry? What? Electrical wire isn't something you would use to make jewelry? Well hopefully, this tutorial will change your mind!
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Moderate Craft Level:
Before we start, I need to tell you that this ring is not a beginner project. It took several attempts before I was happy with the end result. BUT it can be done so don't give up.
Here is how the ring progressed over different tries.
How to Make a Wire Wrapped Ring
Start off with about 18 inches of the coated electrical wire.
Wrap it around the finger you will wear it on but make it just a little bit bigger. You will want to wrap the wire around twice.
Wrap the long end of the wire, up and over the end of the wire that was wrapped around your finger.
Wrap the wire several times around the 2 loops that make the ring.
Loop it around several times to cover the raw end of the wire.
It will look messy until you pull the wire tight.
Loop around about 5 times. Pull the end through the last two loops. You will have to loosen the loops to get the end through but you can pull it tight again by pulling on the end
Trim with a pair of wire cutters as close to the ring as you can.
It should look something like this. With a pair of jewelry needle nose pliers, pull the end nice and tight.
When you pull the wire tight, move the loops as needed to cover the end.
Make sure there are no loose wires poking on the inside of the ring because that would make the ring uncomfortable to wear.
There you have it! You have a fun, unique ring and everyone will ask you, "Is that electrical wire?"
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- The more you DIY Jewelry the more little beads and things you will accumulate. Keep them organized with Plastic Organizer Containers.
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Very cool! I think this could be a new teen sensation!
What a cool and creative idea! I love it!
Very creative. Like the bold color too. I would have never thought of this. Thanks for sharing.
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
What a fun idea! I love using unexpected items too 🙂
Those look so good. I am so making these! I am a new follower! If you find the time stop by my Brand new blog and follow back if you like what you see. Thanks, Rose
I love this! I think I may need to run to the basement right now and grab some of the mounds of different colors of electrical wire my hubs has stashed around! So awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
Inspired By Felicity
This is just too fun!
What fun and easy! 😀
How creative!! It is super cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.
wow so cool!!
i would love for you to link this post up to my weekend wrap up link party: spread the love.
there are no rules, just link up and share your fun things with others! http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/03/spread-love-2.html
stop by if you are interested!
Super creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Could also make great bracelets. Or why not try using 2 different coloured wires?
Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner
My tweens would think this is cool! Thanks for the idea and tutorial.
Thanks Heidi! I'm glad you like it!
This is something innovative! We can reuse spare electric wire now. Thanks for the post.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you were able to find a little wire inspiration!