{DIY} Delicate Stacked Rings

I absolutely love the look of 5+ teeny tiny delicate rings stacked together. If they are all different types of metal, even better.
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I’m currently working a set of delicate hammered rings for myself in my metalsmithing class but I was getting impatient and decided to make these quickie rings to satisfy myself in the mean time. My friend gave me one about 5 years ago and I’ve been meaning to make them ever since. They are super easy, inexpensive AND adjustable. Here is a quick how-to:

You will need:

  • a ring mandrel or since they are adjustable a wooden dowel slightly smaller than your ring size will work just perfect
  • a nylon/rubber jewelry hammer
  • eye pins of your color choice, remember to keep the width of your fingers in mind when you select the length of eye pin, they should be slightly longer than the circumference of your finger

Using your rubber hammer, CAREFULLY bend an eyepin around the mandrel. {You can probably do this with your fingers but it goes a lot faster with a hammer. I used my HUGE mallet but a small jewelry hammer is easier to manage. Afterwords you can use a metal hammer if you want a hammered look. But don’t do it to the eye part of the pin or it won’t be adjustable. You also don’t want to use a metal hammer if you are using a dowel instead of a metal mandrel, you could break the dowel and cause all sorts of injuries. Again, be really careful if you are using a metal hammer. Dead fingernails are not a good look.}
Eye Pin/ eye pins being bent around mandral

As you bend them, thread the end of the eye pin through the eye, continue to pound into a perfect circle. Once it’s done, slide it off and continue with the next eye pin. Once you have enough to satisfy your lust for tiny delicate rings, slide them on and adjust to fit your fingers. Voila! Told you it was easy.

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[update] : If you are having a hard time finding long enough eye pins to fit your fingers, check out my tutorial on how to make your own here. Also, if you use a soft wire like copper, you don’t need any sort of mallet, you can bend it around a mandrel or dowel quite easily using just your fingers.

21 Responses to {DIY} Delicate Stacked Rings

  1. what a GREAT idea lady. obsessed with delicate jewelry and have been completely overlooking it with all my chunky and bold jewelry use as of late.

    love love! xx

  2. Metalsmithing class?! Jealous! I wanna take one of those classes. πŸ™‚ I was just checking out your blog & it seems to me that you have a clear focus & voice & you should have no problem maintaining a target audience. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

    • Awe thank you Sierra! I haven’t been able to post much because of the whole moving fiasco but I do have stuff up my sleeves πŸ˜‰

  3. Those are adorable! What happens to the end of it after you thread it thru the eye? I’m a clutz and I’m afraid that I’d be poking myself and everyone around me.

    • Just leave it and the ring will stay bent in a circle, you don’t technically even need to thread it through, I just prefer the way it looks when I do that but you could do it in spirals instead.

    • Duh, I didn’t even answer your question in my last comment! When I bent mine around the end bent as well so that it didn’t poke out, does that make sense?

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