December 13, 2012

DIY Wire Bow Ring

Well well well...it's Thursday and if you're familiar around these parts, you know darn good and well it's time for this week's edition of Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. (Can I get a "HELL YA?!")

For those of newcomers, hola! Every Thursday me and my bloggin' sidekick, Katie, host a link-up we've so brilliantly named "Saw it. Pinned it. Did it." (or so we'd like to think) where everyone is encouraged to post their most recent Pinterest projects and link them up with us! We'd like to assume it's pretty genius but we'll let you be the judge of that...

Join us, would ya?! All the cool kids are doing it! ;)

While 99.9% of the rest of my projects have revolved around burlap, I solemnly swear this one does not. I've changed it up people but don't worry...change is good. (Plus-I'm currently in the process of packing up everything in our townhome for the big move so if I make one more piece of DIY decor to hang on the walls Beau is going to keeeeeeel me.)

You know me...if the project consists of anymore than 7-10 ingredients, I'm not doin' it. Nope. Not happnin'. This one is no different, friends!

Original pin:

Oh ya. I saw this pin last week and knew instantly I was going to master it. Hello??? Bows on my necklaces. Bows on my wedding dress. I married a "Beau". It's only appropriate...

What you'll need:
Artistic wire (The Hob Lob carries this!)
Wire cutters (borrowed from husband)
Needlenose plyers or jewelry plyers

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Cut a 6 inch piece of wire and loop the middle of it around a tube of chapstick to get the form of your ring.
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Using your pliers, grab the top wire and and bend the wire down making the right side of your bow.
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Grab the second wire and loop it over making the left side of the bow.
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Ah ha! We're getting close! Adjust your loops until you get them in the right place/size.
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Now take the end of the left loop and wrap it through the center of the ring, bringing it over the top to complete your bow.
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Clip off the ends of the wire that are hanging down too low. If the edges are sharp, file them down with a nail file and voila! Just call me the next James Avery.

(Oh-and don't forget to paint your nails in between the last two steps...makes all the difference in the world!)
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BAM!

I saw it.
I pinned it.
I did it.

Your turn!
Link up using the linky tool below so everyone else can see what you've created!
Link back to Katie and I's blogs in your post so other people can know about the link up!
Include the button below by pasting the HTML into your post. Pwetty please?

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

24 comments:

  1. That is adorable! You could sell these on Etsy! Love!

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  2. How stinkin cute!! I love me some bow jewelry, so I just might have to copy this one! Adorable!

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  3. You are so crafty! I am impressed!

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  4. Looking like a Kate Spade ring without the price tag! Looks great!

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  5. I am so impressed with how this turned out! I love bows too! I may have to give this a try! So glad I found this link up!

    xoxo,L
    www.llstyling.com

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  6. I'm very impressed with your skills on this one! I would have seen this and thought I could NEVER master it.

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  7. So cute & looks so easy! Who knew!? & I would say you & Katie are a couple of genius girl! I might have said something about that in today's post! HAHA!

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  8. Awe this is so cute! Is it really as easy as it looks? :) BTW ?I found you from the link up :)

    XOXO, Elle
    http://toasttotomorrow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!! I'll be honest...it was a little tricky at first trying to follow the steps and took me three pieces of wire to get it to look the way I wanted it to. The first 2 came out okay but they weren't "perfect" so I re-did it. :) Definitely an inexpensive project and I LOVE the outcome!! I've seen necklaces and bracelets made with the same little bow design so maybe I'll get fancy and try those next lol.

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  9. How cute! I would never have thought to do this : )

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  10. holy moly that's precious! I've never actually thought about trying to attempt making one of these myself, but this totally looks doable! Because I'm like you - I need it to not involve a million steps or ingredients, and be about a difficulty level 3 on a scale of 10....

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  11. That looks so professional! I want one lol

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  12. That is adorable! Are you scared it is going to poke you?

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    1. Thank you! At first I was but now that I have it on my hand, it doesn't even touch my hand! You can file down the ends with a nail file so that it's a little smoother, too. It does, however, get caught in my hair when I run my fingers through it lol.

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  13. This looks great! You made it look so easy I might even be able to handle it!! :) Next thing you know, you'll be making name rings, and bow rings and other shapes and open up your own little shop!

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  14. Genius! And it looks so easy. Gotta try that one too.

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  15. LOVE IT!!! This link up is killing me, my time, and my money. I want to recreate every post!! This is one of my faves!

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