DIY~ Infinity & Wire Rings

Rings are one of my favorite arm candy accessories. The simpleness of a wedding ring to a large statement ring are so versatile. But how do you make your own rings and all under 10 minutes? This DIY is very simple and can be done by any one. The wire colors can be changed on all the styles. And you can add charms, beads, or paint the wires to all rings. Don’t be afraid to add you own pizzazz. Let’s begin!

diy infinity wire ring

All you will need is pliers, wire, wire cutters, and any marker. If you have a ring sizer then that would work better than a marker. You can use any color or thickness of wire.

diy infinity wire ring

Take your pliers and curve the end of the wire towards a point on the wire.   Make sure that it touches as close as possible to the wire (mine get pushed in more later on).  Do the same thing on the other side and make that first curve.  I used my finger nail, but if you’re a bit more unsure, use some pliers to make that bend.

diy infinity wire ring

Take that end of the wire, the end that doesn’t already have the finished half of the sign, and flip it over, crossing it to the other side as you can see in the photo.

Cut off the excess wire and you have your infinity charm. If you wanted more of a full-circle infinity charm, then don’t cut the excess and just fit the rest of the wire to your finger.

diy infinity wire ring

Now, on to the band.   Wrap your second piece of wire around your marker.  Try to get it hugging as close to the marker as possible.   Then put it on your finger and push it together a bit more so that it fits better on your finger.  Cut off a bit of the excess, but not too much.  It should almost be able to form a full circle.

diy infinity wire ring

Curve  the ends of the band slightly so you can clamp the charm onto the ends. The ends should be like little hooks on the charm.

diy infinity wire ring

If everything turns out alright, you should have a bit of excess wire on the other side of the band, enough for you to repeat the previous band-curving steps.  Do that and slip that end of the band through the other end of the sign.  Clamp it down like before on the other side.

diy infinity wire ring

Tada! An original infinity ring that only took 10 minutes!

For other styles, do the same steps except make a heart charm out of the wire rather than an infinity symbol. For a bow ring, don’t make the clasps, just measure it around your finger and make sure there is excess to form the bow, then wrap the bow to form it’s shape.

To form a Love ring, follow the same steps as the infinity ring with the band that gets clamped down, but add the Love charm. To create the charm just mold into “Love” in cursive with the pliers. Cut it off after the “e” so it doesn’t get too long.

For a snake-like ring, make a small circle with the wire and then start zig-zagging it in a snake-like way. When you get halfway, wrap the wire around a pen full-circle then keep doing the zig-zagging until you want the design to finish. End with another little circle, and slip it on your finger!

To create the Chevron rings, simply wrap the wire around your finger or a marker and cut it off so it can go all the way around. Place it on your finger and then form the Chevron shape. Adding more Chevron rings adds more dimensions. To add more flare, paint the Chevron rings over the wire or add small beads or gems. The Chevron rings shouldn’t go past your knuckle.

DIY~ Flower Crowns

Flower crowns are an indie accessory that are flying off store shelves. These floral items aren’t only for Coachella attendees, but are also found on high fashion runways. To create these crowns, it only takes a small amount of supplies and easy steps. In this DIY I will show several different ways to make thicker and thinner flower crowns. They can be made with either silk flowers or real flowers. Let’s begin!

For all of mine I used silk flowers just because it tends to last longer and doesn’t wear or decay from the extended use. This process creates a thinner flower crown and is probably one of the easiest. To begin, all you will need is medium wire, preferably brown to match the stems, scissors, and your flowers. First, take the flower stems and put a few together. Wrap them together with about an inch and a half of wire. Cut off the excess wire so it doesn’t stab you in the head when you wear it. Keep adding more branches to the mix and coiling it with the wire. Base your shape into a circle as you bind the stems together. If you need to adjust the diameter of the circle, just loosen the wire, adjust, then tighten back up. Adding different color thin flower stems adds a summertime feel.

The second step is a bit more complicated and thicker. Start out doing the same process as the first crown, but wrap in the thicker white and yellow flowers in the front of the crown to create more dimension. If the bigger flowers won’t stay in or the wire keeps getting undone, then simply take a hot glue gun to the defected areas and let it sit for 15 minutes. Spreading the flowers out more will create a more equal crown.

The final step takes one more supply and more patience. The extra supply is floral tape and can be found wherever silk flowers are sold. To start, make your headband out of the wire and fit it to your head. Crop the flowers with the scissors so the stems are all the same length and there are no hanging leaves. Take two flowers and using the floral tape, wrap the stems to the wire headband. Repeat this process using different couples of flowers. Make sure the tape that you use matches the stem color or the crown will look sloppy. If you want to add pizazz to any of the crowns, adding ribbon to the back that wraps into a bow when you wear it will add the perfect touch. Simply string it through the headband and tape it  to the end of the headband. This works best if you have a headband format, rather than a crown format.

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