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Spiral Adjustable Ring

“A beautiful spiral adjustable ring is the perfect project for someone who wants to try wirework for the first time. This is one of those looks that has been used since Roman times. Different colour wires give different looks, and you can now make a ring to go with every outfit!” Angela Finch

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • 1 mm purple colour copper wire
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutters
  • Ring Mandrel
  • Beads Direct Beading Mat


Cut an 8 inch piece of 1 mm purple colour copper wire. Using the tips of the round nose pliers create a loop.


Use the flush cutter pliers to cut the excess wire from the loop. (Make sure you place your thumb over the wire so it does not fly off during cutting.)


Use the flat nose pliers to hold the loop. Now move the long wire so it is close to the looped wire. Re-position the flat nose pliers then move the wire again. Eventually a wire spiral will form. (There may be some flaking off of the wire colour, do not worry this is normal when using coloured wire. It adds more texture to the ring.)


Use the ring mandrel to shape the wire around to create the ring. There will still be a long wire left over.


Use the long wire to form another spiral using the technique in stages 2 and 3. Stop when both spirals are roughly the same size.


At this point use your hands to continue making each spiral larger. The spiral will no longer be as tight as the pliers method.


Use the ring mandrel to re-shape the wire into a ring shape.


Finally check it fits you. Enjoy wearing your new ring.