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3 Clever Twisted Wire Adjustable Ring Tutorials by HelenaDaydreamer


HelenaDaydreamer has a few easy adjustable ring tutorials I like for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are created by twisting wire and secondly, they are made with the minimal of tools.  As they are adjustable, you don't really need a proper ring mandrel. As you can see, she uses handy items found in the home as mandrels.

The first two tutorials involve making spirals to act as pads for gluing on flatback rhinestones. One suggestion I have is to lightly hammer the spirals so the wire is a bit flatter and thus there is more contact surface.  I recommend you use Starbond glue (Medium) which is very strong.  I have found E6000 glue to occasionally fail especially if it is not fresh.

Want to wear the rings a lot?  Then make sure you use solid metal like copper or sterling silver.  Plated wires will not be durable.

One tip I liked in one of the videos is how she quickly added a bit of blue tack to the end of a toothpick or a DIY crystal setter. The sticky tip allows her to pick up the rhinestone and place on the glue covered spiral pads.

Single Rhinestone Ring



This designs has places for 3 rhinestones!



This tutorial uses an optional 4 hole montee (mounted rhinestone) .



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3 comments:

  1. I did not know E6000 would fail if it was not fresh. Perhaps I should invest in smaller tubes so they actually get used in a reasonable time. I have some that's over a decade old and still seems OK in the tube but really I should just not have been buying so much at once. Who knows what I was thinking when I was in my 20s, though?

    These seem like nice projects for people who are newish to using wire. Like something you could manage for skill-building purposes without a lot of frustration.

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    1. Absolutely invest in smaller tubes. But even those can fail. I have never really used up a full small tube. I highly recommend the Starbond adhesives. These really hold.

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