This project is addicting!  Once you get the hang of it you won’t want to stop making these gorgeous wire wrapped bead rings.  They’re so quick to make  that I ended up making almost a dozen in just an hour.  This project would make a pretty last minute gift, and it’s also a great group project for tweens and teens to make.  I used $1 bead bags and wire that I found in the craft section of Walmart, which makes this project really affordable for large groups.

Create beautiful wire wrapped rings in minutes!


Wire wrapped ring tutorial

Step one:  Cut 12 inches of craft wire and place the bead in the center of the wire.

Step two:  Place the bead on the ring sizer and wrap each wire around it once.

Step three:  Take the ring off the sizer.  I tried to do this next step on the sizer and the wire kept sliding off the bead.  I got much better results when I took the ring off.  Begin wrapping each of the wires around the bead, kind of like winding the hands on a clock.  I went counterclockwise.

Step four:  Leave about an inch of wire on each side.  Wrap that bit of wire around each side of the bead.  I found this step easier to do with jewelry pliers.  I then pressed the end of the wire in firmly with the pliers, or you could cut the end if it is sticking out.  Place the ring back on the ring sizer if it has lost it’s shape.

Create beautiful wire wrapped rings in minutes!

Aren’t these rings pretty?  Don’t get discouraged if the first few don’t turn out the way you want them to.  I had to make several before I got the hang of it.  Once you figure it out you’ll be hooked!  Then you can start experimenting with different sized beads and with putting more than one bead on the wire.  Have fun crafting and creating.

Want to see more easy jewelry ideas?  Check out my tutorials page!)

Create beautiful wire wrapped rings in minutes!

This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where I was a contributor.


  1. What gauge of wire did you use? Have you worn the rings? Does the wire turn your fingers green? Cute idea I do want to make some just need to know what kind of wire to buy.

    • Thanks! Those are great questions and I updated the post to add that info. I used 20 gauge wire from a colored wire craft pack. The colored wire did not turn my daughter’s fingers green, but she doesn’t wear them for more than a few hours at a time. I hope that helps!


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