Fake prong ring
Using montees for single bead wire wrapped rings is a cheat way of getting the look of prong rings! These are Swarovski rhinestones in different colors which are foil-backed and come all pre-mounted in a cup setting. They do provide a lot of design flexibility as they have 4 holes for you to thread in two different directions. But as you can see I needed only two of them.
If you have never done any rings before, they are worth a go as they are so much fun to make once you get the hang of the basic steps. You do need a ring mandrel or something like a dowel or even a marker pen if the resulting size fits you. I used about 8-10 inches of 20G wire.
Real prong ring
This super tutorial by My Beads shows a lovely way of making a real prong setting.
Dana's got a wonderful cluster ring tutorial based on a love knot on her blog. Check it out!
The tutorial is in 3 parts :
Karen makes stuff has this great tutorial using 2 beads and knotting the wire. It's really pretty!
I just love the free form ring tutorial by Jaguar on Cut Out and Keep! Need I say more?
Past ring tutorial posts:
- Wire wrapped rings - your gateway to wire wrapping galore
- How to make a wire wrapped eye pin ring
- Inspirational wire wrapped rings and tutorials
- How to wire wrap knot rings
- How to wire wrap button rings
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