Supplies:12 gauge floral wire
26 gauge craft wire
Small faux or fresh flowers
- Cut 5" - 6" of the 12g wire (depending on your ring size) and wrap around a ring mandrel or a large marker. The wire is very pliable so once you have the form, you can size accordingly.
- Next you cut off approximately 16" of the 26g wire, wrap it around the ring band several times, then twist it so that the thin wire is secure.
- Now create several whimsical loops from the band outward.
- Add a bead and twist the wire to secure the bead in place
- Then continue creating fluid, decorative loops and twists with the remaining portion of the wire so that the bead sits near the band and the twists flow around it.
- Repeat these steps for the other end of the wire.
- String the flower through the center and position it next to the beads.
NOTE: Sometimes the wire loops begin to look kinky or the beads and flower won't position correctly on the band. I untwist the wires and use a flat nose pliers to straighten out the kinks. When I start again, I try to be extra patient, move slowly and be thoughtful in my looping so that the wire doesn't become kinky again.