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Craty jewelry: Ring Base tutorial

Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  August 30th 2011  |  0 Comment

Craty jewelry: Ring Base tutorial

Jewelry making

A lot of you have been asking where to get ring bases for the projects. When I can’t find them in local craft stores, I make my own adjustable ring bases. Wanna make some, too?


  • Wire (between 18 and 20 gauge) – I bought this wire from JoAnn’s in the jewelry making section. It comes in several colors.
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters

Cut a piece of wire 6 inches long. Fold one end over as shown above. Continue to fold the wire around, creating a spiral. The spiral will act as the base and needs to be large enough to accommodate the item you want to attach to the top if it. Once the spiral is complete, bend the remaining wire around a hi-liter. When the wire meets back at the spiral (step 3), bend and double back to the starting point (step 4). Cut the remaining wire off.

Once the base is made, use E3000 glue or a brad to attach a fabric flower, button, or other fanciful item to the top of the spiral.

Craty jewelry: Ring Base tutorial