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Intertwining Ring Tutorial by harlewood Intertwining Ring Tutorial by harlewood
How to make an intertwining ring.
The tutorial shows the wire twists in copper with the finished example in Sterling Silver. Copper wire is readily available without the cost of gold or silver. Your choice. :)
Take a look at the excellent work of these artists!
Aranglinn and his Intertwining Ring [link]
Lothmenel's own version that is set with a lovely garnet. [link]
And SunreiCreations terrific ring with a moonstone [link]

If you like my work you can also follow me at Harlewood Studio on Facebook. :) [link]
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:iconworftrek:
WorfTrek Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :))
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APHLUDWIG Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
how long do you cut the wire? like how do you determine the wire you'd need for the size of the ring you need?
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harlewood Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Best method to begin with is to use cheap copper wire to practice with and work out roughly what length you will need. You can then google (printable ring sizer) to calculate the length required once the twists are soldered together. Unfortunately this is a difficult project to take on unless you have some experience with jewelry making. Hope that helps you a little. :).
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APHLUDWIG Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
oh i make all sorts of rings and chainmaile even. but i just didn't know what the formula was for it. like so many inches per size of the ring and all that. i have a ring mandrill i wasn't sure if i could just use that ^^;
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IchitakeNeongenesis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you close it?
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hi, you cut through the twists with a jewellers saw so that they match up when curved around to form the ring then solder together. :)
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Purplejuly78 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Where to get the wire to make this
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I draw my own wire to whatever size I need, and as I am in Australia I can't really help with that. Sorry.
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Piimocial Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting :)
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destroyerofdreams Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Would you be able to do this with 3 or 4 bands instead of 2? If so would you just alternate the wire (left, right) ?
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harlewood Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Theoretically you could add more bands and yes you would have to alternate left and right to maintain the pattern. The hard part would be matching up the twists. :)
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destroyerofdreams Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Well I received the wire I ordered today, however they sent me 20gauge instead of the 16gauge I had ordered -.-' So sadly I have to wait for the replacement to get here now.
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harlewood Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Try some copper wire first, thinner and thicker will work. If you can buy a small section of electrical wire (hardware store or scrap metal dealer) and strip out the thick solid copper its so much cheaper than silver to practice with. Don't try cutting some out of the household wiring though. :)
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destroyerofdreams Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Any tips on getting the 4 different strands to line up better/properly?
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I haven't tried with 4 strands so looking forward to a photo of yours if it works out ok. :)
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:icondestroyerofdreams:
destroyerofdreams Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I received the 16gauge I ordered, now to go replacement tips I neglected to buy last time -.-'
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this tutorial and also for commenting on one of my pendants:) I actually made a ring from this tutorial, I'll upload the picture sometime soon!
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harlewood Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
My pleasure. :) Looking forward to the picture.
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
here it is:)
[link]
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harlewood Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Perfect!! I have added a link to your ring on the tutorial page. :D
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Azarahel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ooooh, I've made a ring inspired by this: [link] Hope you'll like it! :D
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harlewood Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
that looks great!! so glad that the tutorial helped. :)
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Azarahel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you for making it! :D
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lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My adapted form :) [link]
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harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Looks good with that open twist!
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:iconlycanthusincarnum:
lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ty! ^^

i ended up just braiding the Wire XD
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lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

Will this work?
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
should be ok. copper would be easier to work though
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lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed. Ty
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lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What wire do you use for this?
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I used 1.5mm copper wire for the tutorial and sterling silver for the ring. :)
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:iconlycanthusincarnum:
lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE awesome tut man!
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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DizDear Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
this is fantastic!

Unfortunately I don't have access to soldering tools :(
By any chance do you do these rings on commission?
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thanks so much! :) but sorry I cant take on any commissions at the moment. :(
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DizDear Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
you're welcome <3
and no problem, just thought I would ask :3
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
i've wondered how to do this
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D
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tigergirl008 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow. I'm definitely going to make one of these in my spare time!
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harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thank you!!
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Sleeping-Lion7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Excuse my language, but this is fucking awesome.
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
glad you like it!
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AppleGrassxx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These rings are so pretty. I'd try this but I dont trust myself soldering things lol.
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harlewood Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks Rebecca, glad you like it, maybe you will make something like it one day. :)
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PONYGIRL4 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm curious, how do you soldier?
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
this video shows the basics of soldering a silver ring, hope it helps. :) [link]
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PONYGIRL4 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you! ^_^
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BE7-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
ASLDKHFDSLFKJ. I'm speechless.

That's AMAZING.
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