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How to Make a Beaded Ring

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Tools needed to create beaded ringMaking a beaded ring with only wire and three beads is an easy wire project for just about anyone. You can literally make one in five minutes with some practice.

Here's a tutorial on how to make this simple beaded ring by Gail Jones.

Gail uses her own custom mandrels to make these rings but you can easily substitute a regular ring mandrel, a piece of dowel, or even a Crayola marker. All you need is the right thickness.

If you don't have a ring mandrel with sizing, one of Gail's ring guide, or you're not sure of your size, make a sample ring out of practice wire using your marker, dowel, or ring mandrel. Slip your sample ring onto your finger to check for fit. I have some 20 gauge copper wire from the hardware store that I like to use for practice wire.

Throughout this tutorial, Gail shows how to make a ring using her guide. If you are using a differnet mandrel, just substitute as needed.

Three Bead Ring Instructions

By Gail Jones

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Tools and Materials



  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Painters Tape
  • Ring mandrel, ring guide, marker, or dowel

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