DIY Heart Ring

heart-ring8

I have long wanted to make a variant of this ring after seeing it around on Pinterest. And now I think I’ve come up with an easy way to make a heart ring out of wire. When you have tried this a couple of times it will only take you a couple of minutes to make one ring! Okay, here goes: 1. Supplies needed: A string of aluminium wire, a wire cutter and a thick marker or something else with the shape of a cylinder. What you use here depends on what size ring you wanna make. 2. Start with the string of wire. Use your hands and bend it over halfway as shown below so that you’ll get two “arms” facing upwards. 3. Then bend down one and one “arm” and you’ll get two bows crossing each other, making it into a heart. You probably wanna try this a couple of times to get the perfect heart-shape. As you can see mine is a bit square. Whatever you like I guess.

heart-ring1-1

heart-ring1-2

heart-ring1-3

4. Hold the heart with your thumb and pointer finger and use the other thumb and pointer finger to twirl the arms around and around until you get a 2 inch / 5 cm spiral. 5. Bend it around the lip balm to get the right circular shape. 6. Cut off the superfluous wire. I think the ring looks better if the spiral tail is not visible. That’s it . Now, I recommend doing this a couple more times just to get the hang of it. Good Luck!

heart-ring1-4

heart-ring1-5

heart-ring1-6

Do you enjoy making things from wire? Then check out the posts below!

DIY Wire Rings   DIY Wire Photo Holder   DIY Wire Text Decor

Pinterest

8 thoughts on “DIY Heart Ring

  1. Laurie

    how do you finish the loose ends? Won’t the wire cutter make them sharp and pointy? I want to make one, but I’m afraid it’ll poke me. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Reply
    1. Erlend Post author

      I’ve cut them right off. If you keep the right angle with the cutter you won’t get sharp and pointy ends :-)

      Reply
  2. Mar

    I’m thinking I’ll put a little bit of superglue with a toothpick at the end and let dry, so there’s no chance of getting scratches with the ends. :)

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>