Wire rings can be incredibly pretty, and they’re also very simple and inexpensive to make.
All you need to get started is the right tutorial – and here are the top 21 plans we found online for how to make wire rings.
1. DIY Wire Rings
Whenever we need a plan for just about any DIY project, one of our first stops is always the ever-reliable Instructables website – and here’s a plan we found on there for making wire rings. As always, this plan includes a list of the materials required for the project along with clear step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos to help you see what you should be doing. A great plan for anyone who wants to learn the basics.
2. Braided Wire Ring
This plan is no more than a ten-minute demonstration of how to make a beautiful wire ring. There are no explanations – but since you can see what the YouTuber is doing so clearly, there’s really no need. It’s fun to watch as the ring gradually takes form, and it’s also sure to make you want to have a go yourself. An enjoyable video that’s well worth checking out.
3. How-to: Wrapped Wire Rings
What we love most about this plan is the stunning photos of the rings it teaches you to make – and most DIY jewelry enthusiasts will be excited to attempt something similar. They’re relatively easy too, so once you’ve assembled the necessary materials, you can just give your creativity free rein and see what beautiful designs you produce.
4. 5 Easy Ways to DIY Wire Wrap Crystal Rings
Sometimes, creative DIYers don’t want to be told exactly what to do at every step – rather, they prefer to be given an overview of the basic techniques and then try to adapt them to their own ideas. In this video, you’ll learn five different ways to make wire rings – and then you’re free to try incorporating the processes into your own creations.
5. Easy Folded Wire Ring Tutorial
Here’s a plan for making extremely simple wire rings – and it’s partly their simplicity that makes them so elegant and attractive. You only need a few very basic items for this – essentially just the wire, some wire cutters and a few other bits and pieces – and once you start, the possibilities are endless. A well-written blog with plenty of photos to help get you inspired.
6. Simple Wire Rings
This video gives you the instructions you need to start producing your own rings from wire. It discusses the merits of using various metal types before going on to demonstrate how to bend and twist the wire into beautiful items of jewelry. It’s quite a long video, but there’s plenty in there for you to learn from, making it well worth the time it takes to watch through to the end.
7. DIY Beaded Wire Ring
We love the rings in this plan because they’re so original and unique. Plus, there’s plenty of scope for adapting the ideas and coming up with endless variations of your own, making this one of our favorites. Along with the photos, you’ll find clear instructions for how to start making wire rings of your own using simple and inexpensive materials, so why not give it a go?
8. How to Make a Knot Ring
As this YouTuber explains at the start of his video, this simple, minimalist ring is a perfect option for novice DIY jewelry makers. You won’t need to buy any fancy tools or materials, and the process is incredibly simple. You might want to progress to something a bit more complicated after you master the basics, but this plan will allow you to start producing your own rings while allowing you to improve your ring-making skills.
9. Easy DIY Wire Ring with Leather Tassels
Here’s an interesting idea – it’s a plan for DIY wire rings with leather tassels. We haven’t seen so many plans for rings like this, so if you want to try creating something a little different, this is a plan you’re sure to enjoy. We also love all the photos showing you the kind of thing that’s possible, and we’re sure plenty of people will be itching to give this plan a go.
10. DIY Moon Ring
This video is part of a series this YouTuber made for a ten-day wire ring challenge. In this video, she shows you how to make a stunning moon ring. We love how she explains everything so clearly, so anybody watching will have no trouble following the steps to produce similar rings of their own.
11. DIY Hammered Wire Ring
There are lots of different ways to make homemade rings from a whole range of different materials, but as this blogger explains, the hammered wire ring is among the easiest. In this plan, you’ll learn about the basic techniques that will allow you to start making your own versions of these rustic but elegant pieces of jewelry.
12. DIY How to Make Braided Wire Rings for Beginners
Perhaps what we liked most about this plan is that when you look at these rings, you think they must be incredibly complicated to make – but actually, when you know how to do it, they’re super-easy. For that reason, they’re a great option for beginners to try, and the rings you make will make great handmade gifts – or you can just keep them for yourself if you prefer!
13. How to Make a Rose Ring Using Craft Wire
Here’s another plan that showcases a range of wire rings that look tricky to make – but with the right techniques and a little practice, you will soon be able to produce items of similar quality that are sure to impress all your friends. There are plenty of photos to show you what you need to do – along with a couple of videos to help – making this another plan that’s well worth a look.
14. How to Make 12 DIY Rings
In this video, you’re not shown how to make just one ring from wire – you learn how to make 12 different types! As you can see right at the beginning, there are loads of possibilities for different styles, and all of them are cute and attractive. The best thing about wire rings is that you can come up with almost limitless variations, and this video should give you plenty of ideas to get you started.
15. Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial
If you are interested in learning how to make wire rings with stones inlaid into them, this is the plan for you. As the blogger explains, you’ll need to practice a bit at first, but when you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be able to create a whole range of beautiful wire rings of your own. The important thing is making sure the stones stay fixed in place – but once you get to grips with that, your only limit is your imagination.
16. How to Make Wire Rings
This is a short and simple video tutorial that shows you how to make basic but highly decorative wire rings. There’s nothing complicated involved in this plan, and we love the last part of the video that gives you some examples of the kind of thing you will be able to make once you start experimenting.
17. Wire Bow Ring
When you see the list of supplies you need for this plan, you know it’s going to be easy – because it just requires “wire” and “jewelry pliers”! Once you’ve managed to get your hands on those, the procedure is extremely simple. The only part that might be tricky is bending the wire to create the bow – but practice makes perfect, and we’re sure just about anyone will soon master the art of making rings like these.
18. Make a Simple Wire Ring
Here’s another plan that should inspire you to start making your own wire rings. This time, the YouTuber demonstrates how to make a ring with a small bead held in the center as a decorative element. Simple, effective and super-pretty.
19. Wire Wrapped Ring DIY
Lots of wrapped wire rings end up having lots of wire on display, making them quite sizeable and chunky pieces. However, in this plan, you learn how to make one with less wire, which highlights the stone – or in this case, the pearl – in the center. We love the delicate and elegant look of this ring, and we’re sure lots of other people will too.
20. Sterling Silver Infinity Ring Tutorial
Making this infinity ring is super-easy, and once you’ve prepared everything you need (there’s a list at the start of the video), you can have a go at creating one of your own. This YouTuber explains all the steps clearly, making it easy for anybody to replicate at home.
21. Wire Jewelry 101
This final blog post isn’t a plan for making wire rings as such, but rather, it’s an introduction to everything you need to know about making wire jewelry in general. If you read through this before trying some of the other plans we’ve collected, it will help you achieve even better results – and that’s why we thought it was worth including!
Loads of wonderful ideas to try
As you can see, there’s so much creativity on display and so many wonderful ideas to try. We hope you’ve 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 need for your next creative project.