Friday, May 4, 2012

Guest Post Tutorial & Giveaway: {Plated Wire Pearl Ring by Shelly Homemaker}

Hi there!

I'm Michelle, some call me Shelly, and I blog over at Shelly Homemaker


I am so excited to get the opportunity to get to share how to make this ring with you today,
so excited in fact, I'm even going to giveaway one to a lucky reader!  But don't worry, if you don't win after this tutorial, I promise you'll be able to make it for yourself!
You will need:
22g. Plated wire, 12''-15'' - I used sterling silver plated, but there are many available in many colors
Bead of your choosing, I chose ones that looked like colored pearls
Jewelry Pliers/Wire cutter
Chap stick, thick pen, or some cylinder that is about the size of the finger you want to wear it on
Okay --- Here we GO!
Start with putting your bead in the center of your 12"-15" piece of wire
Wrap the wire around your cylindrical item in opposite directions.
Your wire should have pretty equal amounts on each side
Tightly wrap wire around the bead.
They will go in the same direction, mine went clockwise.
Keep winding around your bead, until you have about 1.5'' left on both sides.
You can wrap high, and low, and overlap.
Slide off the cylinder and wrap tightly around the base of the ring.
  I like odd numbers so I do mine with 3 or 5 wraps depending on how large the ring is.
Cut wire so that there is just enough to tuck up in between the bead and the wire
Slide back on to your cylinder because your ring can get slightly misshapen when when wrapping the sides.
That's it!
Tell me that isn't easy?!?
And oh so pretty!
These make awesome gifts, and will hold up for quite some time!
Thanks for letting me drop in and I hope to see you again over at



Aren’t those stunning, and what a fabulous tutorial Shelly! I’ve got my eye on either the violet or dusty green. So pretty!!!

Now you may recall from the beginning of this post that Shelly mentioned giving one of these away to one of you lucky readers!!
Enter below in the Rafflecopter box.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway will run until Monday, May 7th @ 8 pm MST. Winner will be emailed and also announced back here on this post at that time.

Good luck everyone!




Tam

28 comments:

  1. The Lavender.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. What a wonderful ring....and you are right...so simple!!
    Thanks
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  3. How stinking smart to wrap the ring around a big Sharpie!! I love the simplicity of the white pearl. :)

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  4. I think the violet one is so pretty.

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  5. One looks like a silver, but it may be the dusty green. Love it!

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  6. I like the darker colored bead. I would choose a deep red or purple from my beads if I were to make one.

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  7. I adore the dusty green. This was a wonderful post, a great way to learn how to do this, thank you so much!

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  8. wow! that is adorable, i absolutly love it! and the fact that is so unique. i love the lavendar. thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  9. These are super cute. I would choose the black colored ring.

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  10. Either the black or the white. :]

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  11. I would choose dk grey. So cute!

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  12. Oh my goodness, this is just too cute! I would choose violet!

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  13. I like the dusty green!

    Patricia Wojnar Crowley

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  14. They're all gorgeous, I can't choose, um um the darker one :D

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  15. I would love the dark grey!

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  16. I love all of them. Lol. I would probably pick the light gray/blue.

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  17. I like the violet

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  18. I would love any of these colors! But I think the pearl color is my fav. Simple but elegant.

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  19. I am so going to be making these today!! Playing with jewelry is just what I need to do today!! Thank you for the simple and beautiful idea! :-)

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  20. I love the white

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  21. I love them all. I can't wait to try this myself. Thank you for sharing how to make them.

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