This complicated looking ring uses the herringbone weave, which is actually suprisingly simple. It’s pretty much “over and around.”
To start out you’ll need:
- 1″ 18 gauge wire
- 12″ 24 gauge wire
- 9mm round bead
- Flush cutters
- Solder setup
- Metal File
Begin with enough wire to overlap whatever size you want your ring to be (make ring 2 sizes larger than intended finish size to accommodate for the weave). I used 18 gauge silver square wire as my base.
Slide your bead on the wire. I used a 9mm glass bead. Cut the wire ends flush against eachother and file.
Solder set upSolder the edges of the wire. I used a rosin core flux so I just cut off a tiny piece of solder, wedged it between the wire edges and heated up the wire with my iron. This also may be completed using a torch.Coil wire on one side of the bead.
Use a small gauge wire (I used 26 gauge sterling silver wire). I used about a foot of this in the next few steps. Wrap around the solder join until you have a coil around the wire about 1/4″. Repeat on the other side of the bead.
Bring the long tail of the wire around and make an overhand wrap around the other side of the bead.