twelve days of christmas gifts (3)

All I want for Christmas is a Tiffany bow ring.

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Unfortunately, Tiffany anything is way out of my price range this holiday season.

So what do I do when I can’t afford something?

I make it myself.

And now I’m officially bow obsessed!

The great thing about this tutorial is that it can be made by anyone, so I put it down below.  I didn’t even have to use jewelry making tools which was great because I wanted to keep the costs as low as possible. And really, who wants to purchase ten new items to make one single thing?

Also, sense my exaggeration there, I wouldn’t have really needed TEN new items, but this way I didn’t need to purchase anything.

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So, if you’re feeling crafty, give it a go.

Supplies:

  • Plies
  • Wire (16 gauge)
  • nail polish (for the round top)
  • crochet hook (I used I/9-5.5 mm)

How-to:

  1. Start with about 6″ of wire (my wire is copper colored)
  2. Wrap the wire around the top of a nail polish bottle (or chapstick – really whatever object is round and relatively the same size)
  3. With the pliers, grab the bottom and wrap it around the crochet hook
  4. Next, grab the top wire and wrap around the crochet hook
  5. Adjust your wire so the loops are fairly even
  6. Take the end of the left loop, and wrap it around the center, through the ring.
  7. Trim the ends with of the wire
  8. If your wire ends are sharp, file down (I used the grinder on my dremel tool for this)

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You can wear your ring however you want, but I favor wearing mine on my middle finger.  Although, I’m totally down with sporting one on each finger like I am in the photo above. They’re just that cute!

And guessss what?

On the third day of Christmas gifts, I’m giving to you:

one wire bow ring

as well as gingerbread bath products and one cowl

So – don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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4 thoughts on “twelve days of christmas gifts (3)

  1. Liz says:

    My favorite tradition is picking out the Christmas tree and pulling all of the decorations out of storage. I love that little stroll down memory lane as the ornaments get unpacked to put on the tree.

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