I’m a stickler for anything that’s a little bit different, and this rings true (get it?) when it comes to my taste in jewellery. One of my favourite pieces is a dainty gold necklace with a charm of a tiny stick man sitting on the chain, and before that, my favourite was a Pilgrim necklace gifted to me on my 13th birthday of a winged-Elvis lookalike. Sounds weird, but it was just the right amount of unusual: a subtle statement and conversation starter. I favour fine gold jewellery, but became so fixated with this Colette Malouf ring you could say it had me wrapped around its finger (sorry, also a stickler for puns)!
What you will need:
- Flat jewellery wire (I used this in rose gold)
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Nail file
- Cut a length of wire that is approximately the length of your hand.
2. Roughly twist this around your chosen fingers. Be sure to leave a long enough hook on either end – this will ensure that the ring stays on.
3. Having determined your required length of wire, cut the surplus wire off.
4. Using round nose pliers, define and exaggerate the shape of your ring.
The finished shape should look something like this:
5. File either end of the wire so there is no risk of cutting yourself on any sharp edges.
6. Dab a small amount of glue on either end of the ring.
7. Use tweezers to pick up and position gems onto the glued wire, and leave to dry. If you prefer a more minimal look, you can ignore steps 6-7.
Now go and start some conversations!