Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sunday DIY: Simple Washer Rings

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This week's DIY is an easy hardware jewellery project that will only take 5 mintes to make and costs next to nothing - perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

The simple rings shown above are created using just washers and jewellery wire for a real raw finished piece but can also be made more colourful with a coat of nail polish or spray paint!

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To make your own you'll need - a small washer, some jewellery wire (or a paperclip!), jewellery pliers, wire cutters, and something circular (such as a nail polish bottle, pen or lipbalm)

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First measure around your finger and cut a length of wire approximately three times the length

Wrap the piece of wire around one side of the washer (shown above left) and clamp down with your pliers to secure it in place

The next step is to create the rounded shape, to do this wrap the wire around your nail polish bottle lid or other circluar object (shown above right)

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Thread the other end of the wire through the middle of the washer and then wrap the remaining length around it, just like you did at the beginning (shown above left), and again clamp down with your pliers to secure it in place

With your basic ring complete all thats left to do is a little tweaking (if necessary), use your pliers to reshape the ring a little until its perfect - and you're done!

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As always I'd love to hear from you if you try out this or any other project from my DIY Archives.
Happy DIY-ing!
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