Today i’ve been working on the shank part of Beth’s ring design.
I’ve been practicing twisting wire to create a rope like effect.
Using the twist drill and a vice, i’ve been twisting different lengths, stands and tautness of wire to create different effects.
Beth’s design calls for 0.8mm wire, so that is the thickness i’m using!
Here are some of the samples.
I quite liked the tight twist, with two strands… so i made a ring out of it:
I quite liked the springyness of this ring, but wanted to see it longer!
To form a ring, the twisted wire is tightly twisted around a mandrel or steel rod.
I really like the double strand, with a medium to tight twist and quite a long strand to create a quite thick ring. This is what the actual piece will look like… but with a gun attached! It will be quite rope like and springy when not tightly wrapped around the finger… making it look rather like a noose rope.