Thank you, Cathy and Charlotta! I wore it all last night, and it’s comfortable, too. The wire for the ring part is 18 gauge, Charlotta. I had the pearls drilled with an .9mm hole, and I used 24 gauge for the wrapping. I’m looking forward to making another with a silvery oval SSP and Argentium wire.
I can’t believe the first one turned out so well, but I did a lot of planning for such a simple thing. I guess that worked. I did a small drawing, I measured my finger, I measured the pearl, I measured the wire (and cut it a little longer than needed). I also used a mandrel to make sure the ring part was very circular. Ok, I am a nerd, giving all this detail. Thank you again for your kind comments!
Thank you, Tricia! It spins. I really like that I can see all the features of a particular pearl that way. I’ve been wearing the ring all morning!
Y’all, I hadn’t done anything with wire in a long time, and I was afraid I’d forgotten how. But now that my toolkit is out again, it’s staying out for a while. I’ll practice wraps for my planned SSP bracelet today.
Charlotta, I hope you have a lot of fun with your 18 gauge wire! Let me know if you have any questions about how I put the ring together.
Douglas, that is a very kind thing to say. It really is my feeling that certain gems can speak for themselves, and just need a setting to glow in. I’d done wire wrapping in the past, but I hadn’t really kept up my skills. I’m ready to try wrapping the pearls for my new SSP bracelet, though. The reward is getting to wear them!