Given my history with wire work I was a bit (well, a lot) intimidated. I was impressed with what everyone was coming up with so I decided to give it a try. I went down into the bead district to get the additional tools I needed. You will need a bead mandrel, some 20 gauge wire, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, plastic and rubber jewelers hammer, and of course, some crystals or stones to wrap.
The first 3 or 4 attempts were not so great. But after the 5th try there was a spark of hope! By the time I had done 10 rings I got the hang of it! So then I cut apart everything I did and started again.
I also started looking at other tutorials and getting different ideas to make them tighter and found that using a mallet with a rubber handle helps to tighten and harden them.
Now I have these beauties to wear!!!
It's very therapeutic making them!!! Love pulling the wire tight and coiling the wire on the sides!!! Next I will try a few with gemstones.
If you would like to challenge your self see the videos below and start wire working!