For anyone with a creative urge, making your own jewelry can be a highly rewarding activity, allowing you to wear items you made with your own hands – or give gifts you spent time and effort crafting yourself.
For anyone interested in making DIY rings, we’ve scoured the internet to see what other people have been trying – and as a result, here are our top 21 plans for how to make rings that you can try at home.
1. How to Make a Ring
If you want to learn how to make a ring, a great place to start is WikiHow. If you’re not familiar with this website, it’s a collection of instructions for how to do just about anything you can think of – including making DIY rings. It includes clear step-by-step instructions accompanied by useful illustrations, making this a fantastic resource that’s well worth checking out.
2. DIY Ring from a Nut (with common tools)
Sometimes, the problem with looking for DIY plans online is that the DIYers who make them use a whole range of advanced equipment that a keen amateur simply doesn’t have access to. Not so with this offering, though – so if you want to learn how to make an attractive ring from nothing more than a nut and a few simple tools, this video plan is for you.
3. How-to: Wrapped Wire Rings
This plan for wrapped wire rings is one of our favorites because of the way they look when they’re finished. These rings are highly professional, and you wouldn’t imagine that they are homemade efforts at all. They’re also extremely simple to make and don’t require any expensive materials, something that will make them a highly attractive option for many DIY enthusiasts to try at home.
4. How to Make Wooden Rings Without Power Tools
Wooden jewelry can be classy and attractive, and if you know the right techniques, it can also be simple and rewarding to make yourself. Once you’ve mastered the basic techniques, you can also release your full creativity to produce a whole range of unique items – and this plan will show you how to get started.
5. DIY Button Rings
Making things with kids can be educational for the youngsters and a lot of fun for the adults helping them too. If you have young children and are looking for a simple craft project for them to tackle, this plan for producing your own homemade rings from buttons could be the ideal solution. It will provide an outlet for their creative impulses and will give you the chance to teach them a new skill.
6. How to Make a Ring with a Coin
There are lots of different ways of producing DIY rings, and one popular sub-category is the coin ring. These aren’t as difficult to make as you might imagine, and the techniques don’t necessarily require any fancy equipment, meaning most people will be able to replicate it themselves. If that sounds like something you might like to try, give this video a watch.
7. 5 DIY Easy Rings – Braided & No Tools!
The rings in this plan are not only extremely cheap and easy to make but are also highly attractive pieces of jewelry. Once you understand the basics, you can also adapt the techniques to create your own styles of ring. The instructions are easy to follow, and the photos will show you what you need to do – as well as giving you plenty of fresh ideas for what to try next!
8. DIY Wood Ring
Here’s another short and simple video that shows you how to make a stylish wood ring that would be perfect to give as a gift – or just to wear yourself if you prefer. There’s nothing particularly complicated in the process, so it’s something that anyone can attempt. Another great video that many people will be able to learn something from.
9. DIY Midi Ring
This is a fun blog that we enjoyed reading – we like the way the writer tells a story and shares a bit of her life rather than just giving you a bland explanation of how to make an object. But the ring she makes is an original and highly attractive object too, and one that many people will love trying to reproduce at home.
10. How to Make a Silver and Turquoise Inlay Ring Without a Lathe
Not everybody is fortunate enough to own a lathe, but even if you don’t have one, there are still plenty of projects for you to attempt – and this plan for a beautiful silver and turquoise inlay ring is a perfect example. This is another ring that looks anything but DIY when it’s finished, and sporting such a beautiful item in the knowledge that you made it yourself is sure to be a thrill.
11. DIY Faux Granite Rings
The title of this plan says it all – this blog teaches you how to make faux granite rings. The first thing you’ll see is the images showing how stunning they can be, something that’s sure to inspire you to have a go at making one for yourself. A fun blog with stunning photos – great work, thanks!
12. Recreating a $1000 Ring for Cheap
High-quality jewelry can cost a lot of money, but why spend all your hard-earned cash when you can make something that looks just as good for a fraction of the cost? This plan will show you how to make a ring that looks no different from a $1000 store-bought ring without needing to spend anything like that amount. And who could say no to that?
13. Seed Bead Adjustable Wire Ring
Here’s a plan that shows you how to make lovely decorative rings that cost next to nothing. Perhaps the best part about this idea is that once you know how to do it, the variations you can come up with are endless, as is the range of materials you can employ. This will allow you to create something that perfectly matches your style and personality – so why not give it a go?
14. How to Make a Knot Ring
This YouTuber shows you the process he goes through to make beautiful knot rings, and as you can see from the very first shot, these are stunning items that anyone would love to own and wear. An interesting video that’s well worth checking out – even if making these rings is perhaps a little beyond the capabilities of most home DIYers.
15. Wire Rings with Beads Tutorial
If you are looking for a tutorial for creating simple but attractive homemade rings, this could be just the plan you need. We love the high-quality photos that give you a good idea of the kind of thing that’s possible, and the clear instructions tell you exactly what you need to do to achieve similar results. Another great plan that we enjoyed reading – and we’re sure you will too.
16. Making a Ring from a Hex Nut
Here we have another plan that proves you can make highly decorative jewelry from the most mundane items imaginable – in this case, nothing more than a lowly hex nut! We can imagine that it might appeal to some people’s sense of humor to wear something that was created from such a plain and functional object, and if that sounds like you, you should definitely check it out.
17. Leather Rings DIY
Rings can be made of all kinds of materials, including metal, wood and much more. However, this plan uses a more unusual medium to produce DIY jewelry – leather. Wearing a leather ring might not be for everyone, but if you want to make something a bit more original, this is a plan that might give you the inspiration you’re looking for.
18. The Lazy Ring Tutorial
Some people love spending hours on their DIY jewelry projects, painstakingly crafting beautiful objects that require every ounce of their skill and talent. And then some people just want something that will look great while requiring only a minimum of time to complete. If you belong to the second category and are looking for a plan that will take only seconds – or perhaps a few minutes at most – this is one that was made for you.
19. DIY Beaded Ring
This plan is for a simple beaded ring that is easy to make but that will look wonderful when it’s done. The plan requires a little soldering work, but other than that, there’s nothing too complicated, making this a plan that lots of people will enjoy attempting at home.
20. How to Make a Coin Ring for Cheap
Here’s another great plan for a coin ring, and what we love here is how well he explains the steps in the process. He doesn’t use any equipment that most people won’t have access to at home, making this a possibility if you are looking for a realistic challenge to take on.
21. DIY Beaded Wire Ring
The first thing you’ll see when you open this page is the examples of the beautiful rings this blogger has already made. They’re highly original items of jewelry that many people will fall in love with – and if you want to find out how to make them, you can find all the details there too.
Loads of creativity on display
One thing we realize when we search for plans like this is the abundance of creativity on display. We hope you enjoyed watching and reading these plans as much as we did finding them for you – and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you needed for your next DIY jewelry-making project.