What can you do with a gorgeous square cab? A gorgeous ring! No solder or glue, just woven wire.
This lesson teaches how to create a ring using a square or rectangular cushion-shaped cabochon. The woven wire on top of the cab creates a simple, but very elegant woven pattern over the stone.
This is what people said about the tutorial:
I just loved this design, and decided I had to try it out, and for me this type of wrap is a new technique to me, and I love to learn new ways to use wires! I was not disappointed and achieved a great result from this tutorial, despite having the completely wrong type of cab for this project. It is a bit too big, and flat, but the end result is very good, and I got it first time, due to detailed instruction, and great photos to follow along with. I cannot wait to make some more of these rings, with more suitable cabochons. Also despite having a large stone to wrap, the ring is extremely strong and stable,I have no fear of it coming loose, or loosing its shape etc. It really is a simple but impressive design, and looks very impressive to wear! ...Thank you for teaching me a new technique and for running such a great resource in this web site for us beginner jewellery makers. I cannot stay away!!! Posted via JewelryLessons.com
Like all of Eni's designs, this ring is just so sweet and elegant. I couldn't wait to get the tutorial and try it out for myself! And what a joy! The pictures and the instructions are very easy to understand! I definitely had to practice a couple of times before I ended up with a finished product that I could be proud of, but that was only due to my own lack of experience and expertise. Once I got the feel for it, I was overjoyed with the results! I have made a few rings using this tutorial, and they are just as beautiful as the one in the picture! Yay!! I definitely recommend this tutorial if you are looking for an elegant way to make your square cabochons into sweet lovely rings. Posted via JewelryLessons.com
"An all time favorite for gifts"
Intermediate Level: some experience with wire-wrapping required
13 pages - 29 detailed steps
- 8" 18 ga round soft or half hard wire
- ¾" by ¾" square or rectangular cushion-shaped cabochon
- 3 feet 28ga soft wire
- Ring mandrel
- Round nose pliers
- Flush wire cutter
- Metallic hammer
- Metallic anvil or block
- Masking tape
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