My last blog post was about our Crafteroo Pinterest Challenge, and I’ve made another item on my list – yay!
It’s another wire-wrapped ring – the tutorial is here. I’ve made a wire-wrapped ring before (see blog post about wire-wrapped jade ring), but fancied trying another with some rather nice vintage bronze wire I have. So I made myself one:
And then, just because I was feeling cocky, I made another. The second one is slightly bigger than the first (about US size 7, which means an inside diameter of about 17mm). So…I have a spare beaded ring, and I’m giving it away to one of you lovely readers!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post before 20:00 (CET) on Friday 3rd February 2012. Please make sure I am able to contact you so I can get your address if you win. I will randomly choose one person on 3rd Feb. to receive the ring. Good luck!
So I am ill with a cold, and am bimbling about at home, wondering what to do with myself. You know what it’s like – you can’t sleep, can’t get comfortable, but you can’t really concentrate on anything. You need some activities which don’t require too much effort. 😀 I started to look through my bead stash, to see if anything inspired me. And I found a string of jade beads which I was going to make into a necklace for myself, but I forgot about them. Typical. Anyway, I have wanted a jade ring for a while, but haven’t seen one I really like (or at least, one in my size – I have small hands, but I don’t know my ring size). So, I Googled for jade rings, and found a couple of tutorials on wire-wrapped rings. This one from Cut Out and Keep was particularly helpful, although I also found some useful advice in a video from Crafts Beautiful. I used a tube of mascara to wrap the wire round (I tried a few pens and tubes before I found one the right size). The wire-wrapping is a little messy – I prefer to call it ‘organic’. 😉
I have another 39 jade beads left over, but I don’t think I need that many rings. I might make that necklace after all, but that’s for another day, I think. *cough, splutter, sneeze, dramatic swoon onto handy chaise longue*