It doesn’t have to be expensive: Make your own jewelry

On trips to the jewelry store, do you often find yourself admiring the wonderful displays and wishing you could buy everything in sight? If only everything weren't so expensive...

But if you have a penchant for rings, you'll no longer have to look longingly through the store window at the objects of your desire. Instead, you can make your own homemade jewelry by following the instructions below.

When working on these ring ideas, it's best to get hold of a small set of pliers for the fiddly bits. Pliers are a great help when you're clipping off, wrapping, and shaping the wire.

1. Sparkly Ring

If you like glitter and sparkly things, this is the ring for you. To make your own, you'll need some gold wire, a hot glue gun, and glitter in color of your choice. We also recommend using some Scotch tape.

Tip: Depending on the size of your finger, you can use the small glitter container to shape the wire.


2. Wire Ring in 3 Colors

This is a simple ring that's only made of wire. However, its innovative design and use of three different colors will catch everyone's eye when you wear it. When making this ring, you'll need a hot glue gun to keep everything together.


3. Braided Ring with Pearl

Here's a classic ring that includes a pearl and traditional braided design. When deciding which colors to use, we recommend combining dark green pearls with bronze wire.


4. Braided Ring with Rhinestone

Thanks to its golden color and shimmering rhinestone, this ring is a step up from the pearl version in terms of elegance. This makes it perfect for special occasions.


As well as saving you money, these four rings show how beautiful your own homemade versions can be. And while the rings are super attractive, it doesn't take long to copy these designs — perfect for DIY jewelry newbies!


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