Why Are These Hammered Rings the Bee’s Knees?
The Nunn Design Hammered Ring inspiration developed from my need for a ring on which I could easily attach junk. Whether I was wire-wrapping bits of left over rhinestone chain, attaching beads, or using clay and resin, I needed a ring shank base that was a great start to my jewelry project. The thick textured shank of these Hammered Rings makes the finished jewelry pieces look…well…cool.
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How To Make A Bling Wrapped Hammered Ring
Nunn Design Hammered Ring in sizes 6, 7 or 8
Nunn Design Rhinestone Chain in 14pp, 24pp or 18ss
1 foot of 22-gauge wire
Cutting the Rhinestone Chain
Decide on the number of rhinestone “blings” you would like your ring to have. For this tutorial, I used 5 rhinestone cups of the Nunn Design Rhinestone Chain 24pp (rc24pp). Feel free to experiment with many different sizes of Nunn Design Rhinestone Chain and various quantities of rhinestone cups. It is fun to have a variety of rings with each ring being different. Maybe it is time to embrace your inner bohemian (I know it can be a stretch for some of us!).
Nunn Design Rhinestone Chain is connected with retractable links. When cutting the chain, be sure to cut as close to the rhinestone cups as possible. Otherwise, you could leave a piece of the retractable metal that will slip in and out of the cup chain.
Wrapping the Rhinestone Chain to the Nunn Design Hammered Ring
The Nunn Design Hammered Rings are marked with the size on the inside of the ring shank. You will want to wire wrap your chain to the opposite side of the ring shank, allowing the mark to remain visible.
Now it is time to start wrapping your Nunn Design Rhinestone Chain to the Hammered Ring. It can feel a bit clumsy at first as the chain can slip this way and that way. The trickiest step is making that first loop with the wire to secure the chain into position on the ring. Create a loop with the wire, almost like you are going to tie a knot, but don’t. This will secure the chain onto the ring and make the wrapping easier. Between each of the rhinestone cups, wrap the 22-gauge wire around the Rhinestone Chain and the Hammered Ring three times. With each wrap, make sure to pull the wire tight. After the third wrap, move the wire to the next gap of rhinestone cups.
After wrapping the wire 3 times around the chain and ring, use your flush cutters to cut the excess wire from the beginning of your wrap. I like to have the wire lie right in the middle of the ring width so I can tuck it down between the cups and not have it snag on anything. Use your needle nose pliers to flatten the wire between the chain cups.
Continue to wire wrap your remaining bits of Rhinestone Chain. When you arrive at the end, you will repeat Step 5.
Here you go. Your Bling Wrapped Hammered Ring!
Continue the fun with other simple wrapped rings! The more the better! Enjoy!
Hammered Rings are stackable, but yet they can stand-alone. They are funky and fun, but can be dressed up with pearls and look oh so elegant. They are sweet, yet sassy. They are hip, yet classic. I’m telling you, the only thing I can think to complain about is that we have only offered them in three sizes; 6, 7 and 8! Rings are cast in lead-free pewter and plated with copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver.
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You can explore this technique with our Buy & Try Hammered Rings Program.
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- Wholesale Buy & Try Hammered Rings
- Shop Wholesale Hammered Ring Collection
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What is the Buy & Try Program?
Nunn Design offers a Buy & Try Program to encourage jewelry makers; both wholesale and retail, to buy the products needed to try something new.
For Wholesalers: How the Wholesale Buy & Try Program works:
- Minimum wholesale quantities for “Buy & Try” items are waived, allowing you to receive the lowest tiered price possible.
- No need to purchase a wholesale minimum order of $100.00 on “Buy & Try” items. You can add these items to your cart and check out with just the items you will need for a day of creating!
- “Buy & Try” items cannot be combined with other wholesale products. Sorry it may be a bit confusing, so email Cheryl at Cheryl@nunndesign.com if you have any questions.
- “Buy & Try” items are a limited time offer. The Hammered Ring Buy & Try offer expires March 1st, 2015 at midnight.
- After March 1st:
- Buy & Try items will stay up for purchase however you will be required to purchase full bulk packs of findings and you may combine these items with regular wholesale items.
- $100 Minimum order back in effect.
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