Step-by step guide to making beaded cocktail rings
Step 1. Cut a length of 18 gauge wire approx. 30cm long. Taking the ring mandrel wrap the wire around three times. You want your ring size to be one size larger than your finished ring.
Step 2. Wrap the ends of the wire around the ‘ring’. Do this three or four times with each end and then snip off any extra wires.
Step 3. Take a piece of 28 gauge wire approx. 70 – 80cm long, fix the wire to ring with a few wraps. Add a bead and then wrap the wire around the ring and bead a few times.
Step 4. Keep adding beads, wrapping and fixing as you go. Make sure you mix your bead sizes, shapes and colours to create a really interesting design. Each one will be different so enjoy the process. Once happy with the design wrap the wire the side of the ring a few times and snip off the excess wire.