Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pinspiration: Bow Ring

Since yesterday was Valentine's day, I think it's time to post about a cutesy project.  

When the husband and I were looking around for wedding bands, we peeked into Tiffany's (It's fun to dream), and my eyes were drawn to this particular lovely:
via Tiffany


Whimsical and dainty, it was absolutely adorable and reminded me of those "Don't Forget!" strings I would tie around my finger when I was in Elementary School. The saleslady let me try it on, bless her, and I filed it away in my "someday" file. I completely forgot about it until I ran across this picture on Pinterest:
Pinterest via muyinmolly
It was perfect, and so simple. I had some experience with wire art for my wedding (you can see a peek of one of my creations in my photobook post here!), so I thought: I could totally make that. 

via Callaloo Soup, formerly on Etsy
I did some research online on Etsy and Google to see what other techniques could be used to make a bow ring, and found a bunch of ideas:

via wirewrap
via Sheek Inc

Clearly I'm not the first to try this myself. It took quite a few tries, and the first few were REALLY wonky. But I just switched on The Bachelorette and started playing with the wire until I got the shape and size right. Ultimately, though, I'm pretty pleased with the result.

It's a little bigger, and it's a lot less precise (easier to see the technique on mine than the inspiration), but I'm pretty happy with it.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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3 comments:

  1. So cool! I've seen the same type of rings and wanted to make one myself. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for checking it out! It was pretty easy overall, Just make sure to have something to acccurately size your finger! I used a taper candle, but it still took some finangling to get it to fit right! Good luck, I'd love to see how it turns out!

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