Memory Wire Ring

 

Supplies

Memory Wire Ring #7718 4770

Seed Beads, color choice

Glass Beads for dangles (leaves, flowers, hearts, stars, etc.)

1" Head Pins #3000 5974

Chain Nose pliers # 3002 4247

Round Nose Pliers #3002 4250

Flat Nose Pliers #3002 4249

Flush Cutters #3002 4251

Note: The sample was made using Blue Moon Beads Mini Mix in Light Green #3000 2865 and the leaves from Blue Moon Bead Mix Dark Green #7768 3219.

Directions

Take the memory wire ring and string the seed beads along the whole length leaving about 3/8" at the end. Use the chain nose pliers to grasp the end of the wire. Carefully bend the end of the wire inwards into a small loop to hold the beads in place. The memory wire is very strong so you may need to hold the ring with the flat nose pliers as you do this.

Pick out the beads you want to have for your dangles. Take a head pin and place a seed bead on. Next, place your dangle bead onto the headpin. Next, you will attach the dangle to the pre-made loop on the memory wire ring using basic wire wrapping.

Grasp the head pin right above the top of the bead with the chain nose pliers. Bend the wire of the headpin away from you over the pliers at a 90 angle.

Switch to the round nose pliers. Wrap the wire up and over the pliers then straight down, resulting in a loop wrapped around the topside of the pliers. Remove the pliers and re-insert into the wire so that the loop is now around the bottom side of the pliers. Push the end of the wire away from you to complete the loop.

Using 2 pliers, grasp the loop and carefully make a small opening in the loop. Slip the dangle onto the pre-made loop of the memory wire ring. Close the dingle's loop. Hold the dingle's loop with the flat nose piers. Use the chain nose pliers to grasp the end of the wire. Wrap the end of the wire around 2 times, starting close to the loop. Cut off excess wire with the flush cutters.

Repeat with 2 more beads so that there is at least 3 bead dangles on the ring.

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