Hey ya'll! I am soooo excited to introduce my first guest post writer here at This Yellow House. Her name is Natalie and her blog is NorthShore Days. She is a very sweet person with a wonderful blog! She has amazing tutorials on making jewelry and making creative things for the house. She also shares precious moments of her three adorable kids. I love reading her blog and I know you will too!
My name is Natalie and I blog over at NorthShore Days.
I am the lucky mum of 3 fantastic, adorable, mischievous and sometimes downright naughty kiddos. I've been married to my Sean for nearly 14 years and we live on the beautiful NorthShore in Auckland, New Zealand.
I'm so excited to be here today. Allie has become a lovely bloggy friend in the short time she has been blogging and its so great seeing her go from strength to strength....
About 2 months ago I made the matching bracelet to this ring and I also created a shell ring, just recently.
To make this ring you need a largish bead with a fairly big hole , 18-20 gauge jewelry wire, long nose pliers, and something to use as a measure for your finger size (ideally you would use a ring mandrel, but the lid of my nail polish bottle worked perfectly)
I've taken photos of each step and they are so easy to follow.
First measure your finger with the wire and loop around the nail polish bottle lid.
Thread your bead through 4-5 coils of wire and make sure you leave at least a coil over on each side.
Take one of the leftover coils and wrap it around the bead.
Then wrap the wire end on either side of the bead as in pics 5 thru 8.
Use your pliers and tighten and neaten the wrapping on each side of the bead.
And you have a ring!!
Seriously how easy was that? I love this ring and am on the hunt for similar sized beads to make a few more.
I took about a million photos of my new favourite accessory...
I hope you enjoyed my post today and that you are inspired to try make your own ring.
Thank you so much for having me Allie.