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These spiral wire wrap rings are quite easy to make when you know how! They make unique jewellery pieces which are ideal as gifts for friends and family.
* A cabochon is a gemstone, usually round or oval that has been polished. "Tiger's Eye", and many other semi-precious stones are good examples.
Read through all the instructions first before starting this craft.
Cut the 20 gauge wire into 4 equal lengths - approximately 17,5cm each.
Fold the wrapping wire in half and start wrapping in the centre of the four wires towards the outside. For stability you can use masking tape to secure the wires next to each other if this makes it easier for you to work with the wire.
Make sure that the wraps are neat and close together. Tuck the ends of the wire underneath the wraps.
Use a mandrel, or in my case a mascara tube, and form the shape of the ring to your size requirement.
Crisscross the ends of the wire carefully.
With the ring on the mandrel, firmly push the wires down till they touch the base of the mandrel.
Continue to shape the topside of the ring on the mandrel.
Start to fold the wires in a crisscross pattern across one another.
Continue crossing the wires until all eight are done. Spread the wires equal distances from one another.
Use the flat nose pliers to firmly press the wires down so that there is a relatively flat platform for the cabochon to rest on.
Place the cabochon on the base and again spread the wires into position. At this point you can cut the wires if you want smaller spirals.
Start a spiral by first making a small loop at the end of each wire with your round nosed pliers, and holding the wire with the flat nosed pliers, continue to make spiral.
Continue spiralling the other wires. I spiraled the wires all in the same direction.
Place the cabochon on the base of the ring and fold the spirals over, resting on the cabochon.
Your spiral ring is now complete! Make variations by making smaller spirals or by spiraling in different directions. There are so many unique designs you can come up with if you just exercise your creativity and play a little bit!