Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring

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 ringΒ you could say it had meΒ wrapped around its fingerΒ (sorry, also a stickler for puns)!

What you will need:

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

  • Flat jewellery wire (I used this in rose gold)
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Tweezers
  • Nail file
  • Glue
  • Gems
  1. Cut a length of wire that is approximately the length of your hand.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

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.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

3. Having determined your required length of wire, cut the surplus wire off.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

4. Using round nose pliers, define and exaggerate the shape of your ring.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

The finished shape should look something like this:

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

5. File either end of the wire so there is no risk of cutting yourself on any sharp edges.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

6. Dab a small amount of glue on either end of the ring.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

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.

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

Now go and start some conversations!

Colette Malouf-Inspired Ring Tutorial

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