Wire twist samples for Beth’s ring.

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.

Wire Twist Samples (1)

Using the twist drill and a vice, i’ve been twisting different lengths, stands and tautness of wire to create different effects.

Wire Twist Samples (2)

Beth’s design calls for 0.8mm wire, so that is the thickness i’m using!

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Here are some of the samples.

Wire Twist Samples (13)

I quite liked the tight twist, with two strands… so i made a ring out of it:

Wire Twist Samples (5)

Wire Twist Samples (3)

 

I quite liked the springyness of this ring, but wanted to see it longer!

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To form a ring, the twisted wire is tightly twisted around a mandrel or steel rod.

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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.

 

Chloe out.

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