My best friend gave me a bunch of leftover beads and stones, well… to me those were treasures! From all the beads and stones 2 oval shaped faux gemstones caught my eyes. I had to use them to make something nice… so I kept thinking. Finally the idea hit me, wrapping the stones with wire and of course swirls!
(In case you don’t know, I’m addicted to swirls!)
I’m soooo happy with the final result! Would love to make more. I gave the red one to my bestie and kept the blue one.
Enough talking, jump to the tutorial and make one yourself!
- Craft wire – 18 gauge
- Jewelry pliers
- Oval shaped gemstone
Take a long piece of wire (at least 20 inches). Wrap the wire around the mandrel 2 times from 1 size larger than the required ring size to form the ring. Keep equal amount of wire on both sides after wrapping.
Now coil both sides of the wire in a counter clockwise motion to create the base.
Then, coil the wires 2-3 times around the ring band, on both sides of the base.
Place the stone on the base and firmly hold it with your fingers to keep it still.
Take any one side of the wire and wrap the gemstone from the middle as shown in the second picture of this step.
After wrapping the stone 2-3 times, create a swirly pattern with the rest of the wire. Trim extra wire if needed. Keep the wraps and swirl loose, do not tighten them. Similarly wrap and create swirl on the other side.
I must say, swirls are awesome!
I hope you enjoy making it!