I bought some little rings on Etsy a while ago, and as cute as they are they are just too big. So I did some research and decided to try to make my own. They're not perfect, but they look just fine and I kind of love them! They were also waaay less money, and I can make as many as I want. Win/win/win/win.
- Gold and/or silver jewelry wire. I bought 24 gauge and 22 gauge, respectively. I would have bought both in the 22 gauge, but they didn't have gold wire of that size in stock. Thinner wire is more plyable, but as such it feels a bit flimsier. Just keep that in mind.
- Round nose pliers.
- Wire cutter.
(I bought one tool that took care of both the pliers and wire cutter *two thumbs up*)
All this cost me about $15, and like I said, I can now make as many rings as this amount of wire will allow (with room for error!)
- Cut a small piece of wire.
- Fold it in half, as shown above.
- Flatten it on your finger, as shown below.
The back should look like this! ^
And the front should look like this! ^
- Use the same process to close off regular circular rings. Some people recommend using a cylindrical tool to size and close off the rings, but I just finagled it around my fingers to get the sizes I wanted.
Since I took these photos, a friend came over and we got a little more creative and made some other ring designs as well. Honestly, just try out whatever comes to mind and fit them around your fingers. You'll have quite a lot of wire, so why not get creative?
I made a lot of little gold rings. Silver are up next!
Enjoy! Hope this tutorial type thing was helpful.