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Learn To Make A Wire Wrapped Ring From Scratch!

teacher avatar Rachel Truax, Jewelry Maker, Photographer

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7 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. #1 Intro

      1:34
    • 2. #2 What You'll Need

      3:35
    • 3. #3 Ring Base

      14:13
    • 4. #4 Twist It

      7:57
    • 5. #5 Last Pattern

      2:38
    • 6. #6 Wrapping The Stone

      20:45
    • 7. #7 Finishing Up

      5:13
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Go from beginner or brand new at wire wrapping to advanced in no time!

I'll break down the steps of how to properly choose a ring size, how to wrap the base for the finger to fit that size, how to set a stone, as well as include fun patterns that will make your clients feel like your work is a must have! 

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1. #1 Intro: So today I'm going to show you how to make this exact re super happy with how it turned out for this particular ring. Let's go at size 8.5. So that's the size of my left pointer finger and so could probably get this copper thing off me. So I'm gonna make a ring for myself that has a size 8.5 with this laboratory, right? And it's just an oval. It's fairly thick. Sometimes people don't like thick rings necessarily, but we're going to make it work. And I'm really excited to show you how to set the stone. Make sure it's the correct size and make sure it doesn't Polk and ultimately just understand how to make any ring of any size with any stone. So I typically use flap back stones. Feel free to use any stone you can find that is about this size. And it should be a universal tutorial so you don't have to use exactly this stone exactly the size. I'm just going to go over some techniques that basically allow you to understand how rings are made and sort of play with it yourself to figure it out. 2. #2 What You'll Need: Alright, so here's what you're going to need. You're going to need one pair of needle nose pliers. I personally like the curved ones. And I always like that just because I can have my hands straight and be working on something that's down rather than digging like this, if that makes sense. And so that's why I like the curved pliers. Can find them on Amazon for like $7. Next, you will need a pair of wire cutters. And so these are just some standard small craft wire cutters. Think I got them on amazon or from my dad's garage. I can't remember but I know they are on Amazon and they are I think, similar to this. They're going to be about seven or $8, and then this is not required at all. However, this little file has helped me just push details in pieces. And so if there's like a piece of wire sticking out, this fine tip can help me like tuck it in or, you know, if something's poking, I can file it down. It's a really small fine file. Honestly, I don't know where I got it. So now in terms of wire, you're going to need 21 gauge round. And there are two types of round wire. There's half-hearted and dead soft. I personally use half hard. I don't know what the difference is. It's not much of a difference. I've ordered dead soft in the past and it's honestly it feels the same in my opinion. I know there is a difference, otherwise there wouldn't be both of them. But I just have stuck with half-hearted and I have not had any problems. And so that's just what I just continue to order based on my success with it in the past. So 21 gauge round. So this is going to be your base wire. So for example, I made this ring. And underneath these little coils are I think two pieces of the 21 gauge wire. And there just put together sort of going like this. And so they are the foundation for the thickness of your ring. And so if you use anything less than 21 gauge, your ring is going to be very flimsy and bendy and just not like a thick strong ring. And so I don't recommend going any smaller than 22, I would say is like my minimum because 22 is smaller than 21. And the next you'll need a half round wire. So this is half round 21 gauge. You can do 21 or 22, maybe even 2421 is going to be thicker. So it's what we're basically going to use for this little part. And the thicker it is, the stronger it is. And so I just go for 21. You probably don't want to go any larger than 21. So get yourself some 21 gauge half round. If you don't know what half round means, we will get there and we'll show you in just a moment. Last but not least, please excuse the worn down sticker. I've had this spool for quite awhile. 30 gauge round, so we might not need this. We're gonna go with the flow. This is just a good wire to have though. It's the detail wire. So all of the little details in the wire wraps that you see like this for example, like all these little details are with 30 gauge wire. And so it's just a good one. 3. #3 Ring Base: Alright, Amazing. So let's get cook in. So I'm going to take out the 21 gauge wire and you can order it in school forms. Sometimes it automatically does coil. So that's probably why this happened either way. And just cut a piece. That is maybe, you know, for each piece, we would like it to be probably this long. So I don't know how many interested as I would say, seven or eight. So then just take your wire cutters and cut one piece like that. Now line up the wire with the piece that you just cut and make those the same. Now you have two pieces of wire that are the same length. And just noticing that this stone is little thicker, I'm just gonna go ahead and add a third piece of wire to the foundation. So again, the same length, it's always better to have too much and cut it off than not have enough. So make sure these pieces are at least this long and if you have extra later than cut it. Alright, so now I have three pieces that are about the same length of this wire. And we can go ahead and put this back into the bag. Alright, so now it's time for our half round wires. So since we're going to be wrapping this around the other wire, we're going to need a pretty long piece. So if you can see that it is about, you know, pretty long. Hopefully that's helpful. I would say maybe 14 inches is a good a good length to shoot for. And if you don't know, then just pull more than enough because you don't want to run out, but you can always cut it off. So always just more wired than you think you'll need is the way to go. So with the half round wire, as you can probably tell if you're holding it in your own hand. The wire is flat on one side and round on the other. So it's almost like you took a piece of round wire like this and just cut it in half all the way down. And so if you look closely, one side is flat. So our goal is to keep the flat side up against these wires. And basically we're just going to be rapping about the middle here, like from about here to here of the wire. And so then we're going to have extras on each side. So don't start at the end. Start about here on your wires if that makes sense. So just to reiterate, in case you're not understanding why this is going to be the base of our ring that goes around the finger. And so we want it to be nice and smooth, nice and right in the center of these wires. And so then once we wrap from about here to here, we can bring it together and actually start shaping the ring size. So it doesn't have to be perfect, but I am going to start right about. Here. And I'm just gonna take my wire with a long tail on this side and just make sure the flat side is up against these wires. And going to move this beautiful greenery out of the way. And just make sure that it doesn't get twisted. So my flat side, I'm sort of wrapping the wire up and over that the flat side of this half round wire is constantly up against these three wires in the round half is showing. So like all of this is flat. And so if I just wrap straight up and over these wires and then pull underneath, we are starting to wrap around these wires, if that makes sense. So now after about three or four times of doing that, I'm just going to take my pliers and press them flat and together. And so it looks nice and clean. And then you just keep doing that over and over and over carefully. It's a little tedious. But honestly about every three to five times that I wrap over, I do just press down with my pliers to make sure that the wires look. Make sure that's focused, to make sure that the wires look nice and to get there. So rap as close as you can if you're watching me when I'm pulling under and then going over, I'm wrapping exactly right next to the other wire that I just wrapped over. And then under and then over. And if you need to just pull tightly with your fingers on the wire to make sure that it's not twisting or anything like that. Because that is going to give it a weird look and it might feel pokey if this half round wire ends up twisting. So continue with that. For a few minutes. Press down. Sometimes I coil it so it's not flying all over the place. Just as you would a ribbon with scissors. I just pull my fingers and extend the wire until it coils itself. And just the flat side is constantly up against these three wires. And as you can see, I'm just wrapping down the middle. So I'm not starting at one end. And just wrapping this middle part here. Make it as clean as you can, make all the wires as close together as possible so there's no real space in-between. And another important thing is to make sure that your wires don't get bunched up. So you don't want to wrap around these three as tightly as possible. You really wanna make sure that they're in a row. So you can see all three wires sort of one on top of the other. I'm not wrapping them like in a bunch as if they're in like a triangle. So it's a circle. I'm wrapping them more so there's flat sides, if that makes sense. There's like a top and a bottom. And that's why pinching it helps so that you make sure that these wires are bunching up there, staying parallel to each other and on top of one another. And it's pretty important to have, if you're going to make a specific size rang to have a ring sizer. Not the round ones that go around your finger and measure your finger. That's separate. This one is to measure the ring itself. So we would put the ring, like for example, we would put the ring on it and we know this is a size eight. So you definitely want to get one of these pretty sure there on Amazon. And we will continue doing this not until the wire runs out, but until we think we have a solid foundation for a size 8.5 rain. So I'll show you what I mean by that in just a second. I'm going to zoom in a little bit here so you can see exactly what I'm doing. Alright, and then with this tail on this side, I just sum going to manually wrap it around with the flat side down, up against these wires. And like that. So now you can see potentially that it's poking and sticking out right here. So I'm going to take this up straight up, and I'm just going to cut it in half like that. And so now when I press it down, it's not sticking out of the side at all. It's just on the bottom. So hopefully you can see that this wire is now pressed tightly up against this. So that shouldn't be an issue anymore. Alright, so we have a little bit wrapped here and so why don't we go ahead. I said We're making a size 8.5 where I am. You can make whatever size you desire, but I just take that 8.5 line and I wrap these around and see where we are at. So as you can see, they come around pretty well here. And so there is about the size for a stone in-between the wires. And so we're going to stop here and don't cut the wire. Not yet. We're going to use this extra half round wire. And we're just going to pull one of these Foundation wires off to the side. So we're pulling one of these Foundation wires off to the side and we are just going to wrap the half round wire, just around one wire. So just be very careful with it. Make sure the flat side is up against this wire. And we're just wrapping as close as possible and nice and tight for this one, right up against this wire. So we're sort of pushing in and you can feel free to use your pliers to tighten. Makes sure that flat side is up against these wires or this one wire, excuse me. And I would say just wrap until it runs out at this point. And it's going to be a great piece to use to wrap around the stone. And you don't need to pinch with your pliers here because we're not trying to keep anything flat. We're just wrapping wire with the flat side down around one other wires, so it's going to be round. There's no reason to flatten out with pliers. And if you get little gaps, just take your pliers and grab the big wire and slide your fingers down and see if that will move them closer together at all. If not, it's not a huge deal at all. It'll end up looking great no matter what. But that's just a trick. So I'm genuinely just gonna go until this runs out. Alright, so once it gets down to a little nub, just keep wrapping it with your pliers all the way around. That. It's not poking out and it's just completely up against that wire. So there you go. 4. #4 Twist It: Alright, so we're going to take our ring sizer and we're going to wrap around the 8.5. I'm so sorry if this is blurry at any point. So it just goes around the ring size are like this. And if you need to, because it expands when you let it go, you can sort of form the shape of it around a smaller size, like a six. So when it goes to the size that you want, you don't want the wires close to each other that we initially wrapped. So now we're gonna go ahead, just spread the wires like a W on each side. So there's three on each side. So W and W, we're going to sort of intertwine them. So we're going to just sort of intertwined. So it's like one from this side and one from that side, one from this side, one from that side. So if you can see that now when we put it on our ring sizer and push them together, you can see this sort of thing going on right? Now. Why don't we go ahead and make sure it's the exact size that you want. Take the two bottom wires and just twist one over the other. Like that. Don't keep twisting, maybe just one twist. And then let's do the same thing for the top. Just twist one over the other. Like that. So it might be bigger than the size that you want, but it will get smaller and we can always adjust. So just make sure it's approximately the size that you're wanting it to be. And now the middle ones don't necessarily need to be twisted. So if you have the top wants to sit in the bottom ones twisted, why don't you go ahead and take your pliers and just flatten them as much as you can like this. Perfect. And let's check that size. Alright, so let's add a nine, so we're good because we're going to need to wrap around to close the stone off once we wrap the stone and that will shrink the ring a little bit. So I'm just going to touch up this right here. So it looks like this part is wider than this part. So I'm just going to sort of take this one piece and bend it a little further in. Same with this one. Should grab it a little more by the base and twist it and that makes it quite a bit tighter. And then I just press down with my pliers or you can. Grab from the top and bottom and press down. And we're done. No, I'm totally kidding. Alright, so now it's time to put the stone on and just see what is happening. So good things are happening that is looking pretty good. The stone fit, we have a base to the rain. We have it nice and rounded and the size is good. So now let's see what are we going to do? I think I would like a twisty patterns similar to something like this. And so I'm gonna take two of these wires just on one side. And I'm going to twist them. And how I'm going to twist them is just make sure that they are at about a 90 degree angle to each other. And they are each going exactly the same direction. So like I'm envisioning a w and these are the outsides of the w And they're twisting over each other. So you're not wrapping one wire around the other. You're making sure you twist them both evenly at the exact same time in order to get that twisted look. And you'll notice if you end up wrapping one around the other and not twisting them evenly at the same time, you'll notice what happens and it's not symmetrical twist design. So I pinch really hard and I flip 180. Pinch really hard, flip 180, pinch really hard, flip 180. And hopefully that's focused. And now you're starting to get that twisted look. So just take your time. Pinch, flip 1AD, pinch, flip on 80. And notice I've got a really strong grip on the ring over here as well. Everything. Strong grip right now. Pinch, flip 180 and you just keep doing that. Try not to over twist because you just wanna make sure when you do twist 180 that they're all starting to look similar. Perfect. Twist 180, penchant, twist, pinch and twist. You don't want to like twist your whole break your wrist off because then the twist will start to become uneven. So just twisting upside-down. Upside-down. Upside-down is gonna give you like a nice, clean, twisted look. That is very even and looks all wonderful. So I'm gonna keep doing that. And if it gets to a point where you can't hold the ring, take your pliers, grab them right at the base, and grab a really hard with your pliers and then keep twisting and 100. So that, oops, keep twisting and resonating until you get to the end or wherever you feel like you need to stop. But I always think it's better to have too much wire then not enough. So I'm just gonna keep twisting until we get to the end here. Boop, boop, boop. And that's about head. So cool. So now we have a fun twisty pattern that's ready to go. We have a little bit of this that's ready to go. And we have these other three wires that are ready to go. So what I'm going to have us do just for variety within the ring is do another one of these with half round wire. So why don't we do this one over here since it's next to this one and I'm sure they're gonna go different directions. So take that half round wire. A piece that's navy, a foot-long, you don't need anything longer than that. Could even get by with less. And I'm gonna take my foot long piece of wire. And I'm going to as close to the base of this wire as possible. And do the same thing that we did earlier. Keep the flat side up against the wire and just wrap over it as close to your last rap as possible. So I'm getting them nice and close together for that pearly outline look. And we're going to do this all the way to the end. So just keep wrapping. 5. #5 Last Pattern: And if they start to overlap, try and fix it. Pliers or everything. Let's use the pliers and just take your time. There's no need to rush. I know the wires are probably getting stuck on each other. There's a million octopus legs of wires sticking out everywhere and just be patient with yourself. Keep going. And let's focus on the details because if all the details look nice and clean and poorly, once you put the ring together, it is going to be flawless. So take your time on the details. And honestly like this thing keeps getting in my way. So I'm just going to bend it and put it like that. And now that is way easier. So you know, you don't want to break anything offer like shove it to the side, but you can definitely been things out of the way if they're sort of stopping you from doing whatever you're trying to do. See and like I overlap to there, so I just pulled to the side and fix and keep going. And even though I'm wrapping it quickly, I am being very careful that the flat side is the only side going up against the wire. And you'll be able to tell if it starts twisting. So if it twists, just try to gently undo it, fix it with your pliers and keep going. And I'm just gonna go to the end here. Cool. So once you did about there, don't go all the way to the end but just almost then cut it. And again you have that tail sticking out. You are going to just make sure you twist and wrap it so that it's completely up against the wire and it's not poking out. Give it some little like tap, tap, tap. So while turning in a circle of the direction wires going. And that usually fixes all of it so it's not sticking out. 6. #6 Wrapping The Stone: Alright, so we're at a point where we have awesome pattern, awesome pattern, awesome pattern. And then a couple of plain ones, which is always good. We don't need to do a pattern on every single limb of this ring. So I'm just going to flatten these areas just so that when you go to try it on your finger, if it fits your finger, there's nothing poking or uneven and it feels really good. So let's go ahead and try to put the stone on. So what we're gonna do is just wrap them sort of in a circle around each other. So like if this one goes this way, this one might go this way. Does that make sense? And so we're just going to get to a point where the stone can sort of be held on its own. So if you take, let's move this back for a second. If we take this one with just a little bit of half round wire and we place the stone exactly where we want to impress it down pretty firmly to make sure it's in place. We can without stabbing yourself with this piece, wrap around the stone on one side. Like such. And it's going to fall out and probably do that a 100 times. So just prepare it. So now we're gonna go to the other side and I'm gonna take the twisty and I'm gonna do the same deal. I'm just gonna try and wrap it sort of around the stone like that to try and just get something, some sort of shape. And so it's important that I have my stone like this and not oval like that. And so I just want to make sure that I'm constantly holding it really tightly in place so that it doesn't end up being crooked, if that makes sense. So now that this one is around this stone, going to hold that stone in place and this piece and get this out of the way. This piece from this particular part. Once we hold the stone in place really hard, it can sort of be wrapped around the base of the ring. So I'm gonna go ahead and talk it through the ring and pull through like that. So obviously it's loose and it's not stable. So what we're gonna do is pinch down on the stone again really hard. Take our pliers, make sure this is wrapped around exactly how we want it, form it. And then in order to get this secured, We're going to, you know, maybe I'll bend this a little more and then I'll wrap it over the top and just pinch really tight so now it's really secure. And so now I can mess with the shape of it a little bit. And today you have your first piece locked in. So I'm not going to cut this yet because we might use it later. But it's really firmly going to be pressed down and shaped. Cool. So now the stone is little crooked, but look, we have something to work with. Just one piece is attached. And so notice also I wrap it completely around so that nothing's poking still, if that makes sense, nothing's poking. So now at the twisted one, I sort of want to just go all the way around the stone with it because that looks cool. But if I just go all the way around the stone, you notice the stone starts to twist. So it's really important that you hold with full pressure without breaking the stone. Obviously, when you're wrapping around the stone because you don't want the stone to turn in a direction that you were anticipating. So like to me, I think that looks pretty good, but it's still a little loose. So in order to secure it, you're gonna get dense and your fingers like me. But let's see. And so in order to secure it, you're gonna do something similar to before. So I'm gonna make sure that stone is straight and everything is good to go and going to wrap this really tightly around the stone and almost like sort of where the Stones starts to go from flat on the top to like curved on the sides. You wanna get that part because otherwise the stones just going to like completely fall out like that. You need something holding it in. So this is an important step. So once you wrap completely around the stone, what I'm going to actually do is I think if I took this twisted part under, its going to be pretty pokey like I don't want the twisted part up against my skin. And so at this point I am going to an twist. And this is just stuff that you have to do when wire wrapping your gonna have to overdue and undo because you can't predict every single thing that you're gonna do. I'm gonna and twist these until they get to a point like there. So it's gonna look twisted All the way. We might twist one or two more there. So it's going to look, twist it all the way around the stone, and then as soon as it hits that point, where it's gone all the way around the stone is starts to and twist. So now separate those and just carefully try to straighten them a little bit. Nothing perfect needs to happen here. And honestly, I'm just going to cut the long ends of these off since they are unnecessary at this point. So now we have these little ramen noodle and things happen in and just straighten them carefully. If you over straighten them, they will break because they've been bent. So just try to get them sort of as straight as possible without breaking them. And that looks about good. So now once we go here, we are going to have these two little ramen noodle pieces wrap around in the same spot as the other one was. All the way. Around and you don't want to cut it too short because you do not want this poking you when you wear as a ring. So it's lots of bending and playing with it and making sure everything is where you want it. But ultimately, this is about where I want it and where I saw it. And so I'm moving all these extra pieces out of the way just to, to do that. But now we want to make sure this twisted piece is completely with the two separated pieces completely wrapped around like so. Now, here's the end right here, and I'm going to press it down there. You don't want the end underneath the ring because then when you slide the ring on, it's going to poke you and not feel great. So you want, you know, if this one is about there, I'm going to cut it. And so that it ends when I flatten it on the top of the ring. And I'm really flattening it so that nothing is poking anywhere and obviously there's nothing underneath that will poke. So the stone's still isn't secure. I know it's not falling out, but like if I put this ring on a certain type of way, like gets out. And so now we're going to use these other pieces that we have wrapped to fully lock in this stone and create some more design elements so it's free flowing. There is no right or wrong way to do this. It's experimental. So I'm gonna try and do, I think is work with some of these other pieces. Not the, not the fun one, just yet to try and see if I can get the stone to lock in anymore than it is. So here's what I'm going to try. I have this long piece sticking out over here and I sort of want it to come through where this twisty piece starts and sort of go around. So I'm just gonna stick it through the ring underneath. And so it starts exactly where I want it to right in this little bend. And I'm going to just wrap it around like that so you can see what's sort of starting to happen. So underneath the stone it's obviously going to be like a loose piece now, so straight in it and tried to tighten it from the front. And so if it were to come around, it's not going to be loose or undo. So it's really tightly coming around right there. And I'm going to wrap it, maybe like that and then I sort of want it going underneath behind the twist. I don't want it going all the way around like the twisted. So I'm going to sort of push it through the twisty area. If this makes any sense to you. Grab it, hold the stone and place really tight and pull this through. So as you can see now, it just sort of lines the bottom and then it sort of disappears. If that makes sense. And by the bottom, I just mean if the ring where here this piece of wire sort of came around, this side is going up and around. So now you can see when it's coming out of the site, it's pushing up a little bit. So you really want to push that down and tighten this so that it becomes a piece that is essential for holding the stone in place on this wrap. And this is again, just trial and error. And it's really important to just keep the patients and try a bunch of things because it's not going to work the first time, almost ever. So just heads up. Okay, so now I'm sort of playing with that and I've got it sorry. Aware I want, if that makes sense, it's not the best and the stone's still is going to fall out in two seconds. If I were to give this ring to someone and put it on, like it can just pop out the top. So I'm still going to continue using the rest of the pieces to wrap the stone in place. And just doing a quick check-in, the stone is up and down and the ring is this way. And that's exactly what I wanted. I didn't want the stone twisted in any other direction. So now this pieces coming, it went out and around, and now it's coming behind the stone. So as you can see, the stone is going to pop out right here if nothing's holding it in. And so I'm going to use this as an opportunity to hold this stone in by probably just wrapping it around the top of the stone and then twisting these two together, this one and this one. So I just gave him 11 of those 100 twists. And I'm going to push down with my pliers to flatten. And now that stone is less likely to pop through if you can see that. So the stone is still going to pop through on the top. So we have to continue to make decisions in order to wrap around this way. So Here's my thought process. I don't really know what to do with this. Yeah. And that's okay to not know. Like I don't know every single decision I'm going to make every point in time. Alright, so we have, the stone's still not a 100% secure. So let's check our size of our ring just really quick. It's still at a nine. And so ideally we want to add an 8.5. So I think wrapping these around is going to tighten everything, but we will find out pretty soon. Okay. So I'm curious what would happen if we wrapped this all the way around and what would happen is it's not going to stay down. So we don't really wanna do that. So here's what I'm thinking. I'm going to talk. This pearly little piece underneath the ring that sonatas coming out of the bottom of the ring. And I'm going to talk it through this little slot here so that it comes out of the ring starting in here. If I can. Sometimes it's tricky who I just bent it in a try and make realm for this piece to pop through. There we go. And I'm just gonna pull and then ultimately just slowly pushed the rest through so that nothing breaks or falls off. In this process. I've pulled this piece through here just so that it looks naturally like it's coming out of the of the ring area. And I have this like weird bump now. So I'm gonna try and flatten this against the ring as much as possible without breaking the stone or anything. Make sure this is all nice. And then, and then I'm gonna take this piece here and sort of go behind the stone like this and around and attach it. So it's going completely 100% around the stone, but it's going underneath the twisted wire. It's not going on top because it wouldn't hold if it was going on top. So it's going all the way around. And then same deal as before is going to be latched on. By going around this piece. Come in through the bottom and attached. So now it's looking a little wonky. I don't like how this one's looking anymore, but just take your pliers and adjust any area that doesn't look a 100% like you want it to. It's all just like get it settled and then you can work on the little tweaks, just make sure it's really settled. So like with this piece, looks like I might have made it to loose. And so that's always an option to go back and tighten it later, but yeah, it's just a little too loose but it kinda looks good. So I'm just trying to figure out what to do next in order to sort of latch these down because ultimately they could just pop up and the stone could pop out anytime. What I might do here is bringing this piece around the bottom and then sort of wrap around this base like that. And I'm going to really tighten it, pinch it, all the things so that it's basically just holding oops. It's basically just holding the bottom of the stone in down there. And now this piece here, I could probably just sort of casually bring around the top like this. And same deal, want to move this one out of the way? Same deal could sort of bring it down and around. Take this and that doesn't really look great. So let's see if we can tweak it so that it can be more rounded and just look like it flows with the ring a little better. And it could just be a part of the ring that holds it together. So let's keep trend and tweak that. We really just need some other security so that the stone can't just fall out. Because look at that, we could literally pull the stone out right now. So what we need to do is secure something on this side. So that's just what my goal is right now. And so I'm trying to figure out, you know, potentially we could take this piece here and wrap it through and around those. Not sure how that would look, but why don't we try it? Worst-case scenario, we don't really need this little piece will be able to cut it off. So it's not a huge deal, but let's make sure it is nice and tight around the base of the ring to start. And then let's see if we can go ahead and sort of tuck it in to these pieces of wire. Pull nice and tight. And see if that's the worst look for this wring. It really doesn't look bad and now the stone is more secure. So I am going to touch that up a little bit and then leave that part. And basically after it's gone through, I'm just going to wrap it around the base of this ring like that. Cut it right about there. And really press down and secure and sort of the same thing like tap, tap, tap to make sure no pointing edges are sticking out anywhere. And then I just know for a fact that this stone isn't super secure on the top, like it could still come out. So I'm going to try and take this piece of wire and do something around the top so that it won't come out. So why don't I go through right in here. I'll come up through the bottom somewhere, anywhere like this. So the wire is coming out of the bottom and I'll just gently pull that through. So now the wire is coming through. And I can sort of work some magic. And then I'm going to push the. 7. #7 Finishing Up: And then again, same deal. We have this piece sticking out. So now we're going to just wrap it around and might even wrap this one around one whole full-time. And then we're going to cut and wrap around and press down, making sure that it's not poking whatsoever. So that anyone who wears it is not going to feel any wires anywhere sticking out. So we have one last little piece wire here. And ultimately the stone isn't straight. And so I'm just going to work with a little bit to straighten at once we're finishing up, but I don't really know what I wanna do with this last one. I mean, ultimately I could just do one more layer around like that which would give extra protection. So why not? Let's do that. So I'm coming around through the bottom or the top, whichever this is the rain and around like that. And then I'm gonna go down through because I don't want it to just keep going in circles because it'll just fall off in 2.5th. So I'll go through right about there. Take my pliers, pull that wire through, make sure it's tight over here as well. And then it looks like we have just enough to wrap it around. And that's a literally perfect. We don't need to cut that piece. All right. So stones in ringing sturdy, let's check out the size and see where we're at. And while law, well, this pieces a little wonky so we can always go back. Once you stretch the ring to the size, they are going to be a couple of pieces that are like rows. So we'll fix that in just a second. But it is an 8.5. We had it as a nine and then wrapping all of these little pieces around the side like that has made it half size smaller. So it's exactly the size that we wanted it to be. There are a couple little wonky pieces, so why don't we just go ahead and touch it up and then we should be done pretty soon. So the wonky part about this is just how loose this wire is and I can see why it's coming from over here. So why don't we just take a huge bend in that wire and press it down against the back of the stone. And that just fixed our problem in two seconds. And then another is this ugly little piece sticking out. Why don't we try and flatten that just a little bit. Not look so much better already. Ultimately. Let's see, because the stone is just a little crooked. It's just leaning a little to the side. And I wanted it to be straight up and down. So ultimately, once it's on the ring sizer, we can sort of twist it to be the shape that we want, but we don't wanna Over Twist of course. And it's good enough. It's close enough. I'm happy with it. I'm going to try it on my 8.5 size finger and it is perfect. So do all the tests. Rabbit up against your clothing, up against everything to make sure nothing catches and nothing pokes when you take it on or off if your knuckles bleeding when you take the ring off, try and file or tuck in any pieces underneath the ring that you have poking you. This seems pretty good to go though. I'm happy with it. It's a little wild because we did three pieces of wire to start. So if you don't want this much wire work, I suggest doing two pieces of wire and just having those two pieces as your base. But we did three. Everything looks pretty smooth in terms of the ring itself and yeah, nothing's poking. I'm pretty happy with it. So thank you guys so much for watching that. Just do a quick pan of this ring. If you like this workshop, please. Dm me and I will make more, the more interest I get, the more incentive I have to make workshops. So if there's anything you've been wanting to learn, like a different type of ring, you know, something similar to this or pendants or anything. Let me know and I will make workshops for it. So I'm thank you so much for your time. Again, my name is Rachel, whichever glow crystal jewelry, and I am thrilled and I'll show you how to make a ring today. Thanks so much. Take care.