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A Trio of Rings

About this design:

Thought I'd make some rings but didn't expect the design to get out of control like it did with two of them! At least one is a fairly normal style. I just wanted to try something a bit different. Think I succeeded? The second one is a knuckle to knuckle design that looks best on a fore finger.


14ga brass wire and lots of heat!

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  1. Jet
    Jet says:

    Gorgeous! Love them all! Especially the second one, your wire work is impeccable!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Nancy they are beautiful, but your poor hands even with heat they must have a work out with 14 ga. brass :D

  3. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Beautiful love them all!!!!!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone.

    Asia, I have been working with heavy wire for about 6 years so I’ve developed my “finger muscles.” :D
    Of course it helps if you have a torch to anneal the wire when it gets too stiff. On these rings I annealed the wire more than once :D

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wonderful wirework as usual….especially love the second one!

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great wire work Nancy!

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Beautiful! I love them all but the first is my fave, I’ve always had a thing for spirals.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Awesome. I like the second one the best.

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I too am amazed at your finger dexterity with this brass wire! Even with annealing. The rings are fabulous, especially like that knuckle ring.

  10. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    I am still learning wire working. So your method sounds quite difficult to me. All the rings are beautiful. I really like spirals and brass.

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    These are all so awesome! Your wire work amazes me :)

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I absolutely LOVE them all!! I love wire work and yours especially. Gotta learn me some more skills… :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    They are a bit different, and very beautiful! Isn’t it strange, how the wire sometimes directs the shape? You can think of a design, try it out in thin aluminium, and then when you start on the real thing — it’s completely different! My brass is of the softer sort — think it varies with the brand — my bronze is a real killer! But then I just learned that it can be hard even for a pro to differentiate between them, based on looks!
    Batticat: you just heat the metal with a gas torch until it glows softly pink, not very difficult! Put a fireproof brick or something under it. The heat rounds off the metal structure, which has been elongated by hammering and pulling the wire. (There has to be a special terminology for that, which I don’t know in English yet — sorry!).

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thank you one and all! This is a fantastic way to start the day and the compliments go so well with oatmeal and blue berries. :D

    It is amazing that these three rings were made with very little wire left over. There are times when I try working with wire and all I seem to accomplish is wasting wire. Much of the time it is just a grand crap shoot. Oh, well…..

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