Make your own wire jewelry with these simple how to’s:
Lately, wire has been one of my favorite jewelry materials to work with. There’s just so many so many possibilities! It’s particularly love it for making dainty jewelry. So today I bring you three easy DIY jewelry ideas that offer crafty fashionistas ways to make their own designer-inspired accessories.
- 20-gauge jewelry wire
- Jewelry glue
- Faux pearls of different sizes
- Wire cutters
Midi rings have become a new fashion obsession. These dainty little rings are the perfect accessory to dress up your fingers. This tutorial goes over how to make a wire midi ring that can be worn two unique ways. You can either wear it with the ends showing for a chic, spiral look, or turn it over to create the classic stacked midi ring look.
Instructions to make this DIY midi ring:
Step 1: Cut wire – Use the wire cutters to cut approximately a 3-4 inch piece of wire.
Step 2: Shape the ring – Find a cylindrical object like a marker or lipstick that is approximately the same size as your finger. Wrap the wire around the object to form a spiral coil.
Step 3: Finish the ends – Using the pliers, curl the ends into a loop.
This Chanel-inspired double pearl ring is a classy accessory that’s also super-easy to make. In my version, I’ve chosen to use small pearls for a daintier look. But feel free to use the large pearls like the original, it’s all up to you! You can make your own version of this trendy pearl ring in a few easy steps.
Instructions for making this DIY wire ring:
Step 1: Cut wire – Measure and cut a piece of wire that goes 3/4 of the way around you finger.
Step 2: Apply glue – Apply glue to the end of the wire tip. Then insert the wire into the pearl. It’s good to have a cotton swab handy to clean up any excess glue.
Step 3: Repeat with other end of wire
Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other end of the wire. Let the glue set before wearing.
Now that you have your fingers bejeweled, here’s how to make the a matching bracelet for your wire jewelry set. Also inspired by Chanel, this DIY pearl bracelet is similar to the ring, but features two pearls of different sizes. I’ve also decided to go with smaller pearls for this as well. It makes a super wearable and a perfect stacking piece with other bracelets.
Instructions to make this Chanel inspired DIY bracelet:
Step 1: Measure and cut wire – Measure out how much wire you’ll need around your wrist and then cut the wire with a pair of pliers or wire cutters.
Step 2: Apply glue – Apply glue to the end of the wire tip. Slip the large pearl onto the end of the wire.
Step 3: Repeat the same with the other end of the wire, using a smaller pearl. Let the glue set and then you can enjoy wearing your new bracelet.
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