Wire Snowflake Ring by Kosy Hristova

Wire Snowflake Ring is now published as part of DIY Jewelry Making #61. This tutorial is written by one of our contributors – Kosy Hristova. This tutorial will show you step by step how to craft a snowflake ring from wire. The difficulty of the project is medium, but this is relatively, because if you have desire to do it, you can achieve great results even if you are newbie. For step by step instruction, do login to our member area to follow this project. If you are not a member yet, just subscribe from the link here.



Required tools: 
Pliers with smooth beaks for twisting the wire;
Pliers with plastic tips for wire straightening;
Cutting pliers.
Required materials:
Silver plated wire with 0,8mm thickness. You can use and 1mm thick wire, but the result will differ from the shown on the pictures.
0,3mm wire with the same color as the thicker one.
Strong glue (not necessary).
Colorless nail polish;
Silver glitter powder;
White pearl, around 8-9mm.
 Below is a sneak preview of what you will see from the step by step guide available in our member area.


 Fold the wire in the middle with the pliers with smooth beaks. With the inside part of the pliers make rounded tip, as shown in the picture.
Form the side tips the same way – check the pictures.4 
This is the first beam of the snowflake.
The wire from the two sides of the beam is twisted in a circle.
For most accurate making of the all six beams, you can use a circle drawing, divided into six parts.
The next beam must be made from the top of the peak, but be careful not to make it like the first one. Make them differ.
The same way craft the other beams of the snowflake, using the circle drawing.
When joining the first with the last beam, the two wires must be put in one circle, one on another.
Take the 0,3mm wire and cut it to 12 even parts with length around 5-6cm
Use the wire pieces to wrap and tighten the places when the thicker wire is joined. The ends of the 0,3mm wire must be cut and hidden good with the tweezers, so they don’t poke.
The same way join and tighten the two ends of the wire in the places where they form a circle, like it is shown on the picture.
After that these ends must be crossed and wrap in 0,3mm wire to be tightened well.




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