Do It Yourself Rhinestone Jewelry
As the mother of five children (yes, you read that right) there isn’t always money left over for luxuries like fancy clothing or jewelry. So, I am always excited when I discover new ways to make seemly exquisite jewelry at a low cost. This DIY rhinestone ring is easy to craft and perfect for those days when you want a little extra sparkle on your hands. Requiring no previous experience, this project is ideal for beginners wanting to learn the craft of jewelry making!
For this project I used:
20-22 silver gauge wire
19 strand silver wire (flexible)
30ss Crystal Rose Montee
Highlighter or any other household item that has the same circumference as your finger
Cut a piece of the 20-gauge wire 12 inches long. Cut a piece of 19 strand 6 inches long. Thread each one through the cross setting on the back of the Rose Montee.
For the ring size, I do not have a ring size stick so using a tape measure, I measured the circumference of my finger and found that a highlighter had the same circumference as my finger. Place the Rose Montee in the center of the 20-gauge wire stone side up then wrap the left side once around back to the Rose Montee and then do the same for the right side.
Gently slide the wire off the highlighter. Slightly bend the left wire to go around the Rose Montee. Do the same for the other side.
Bend the 20-gauge wire and begin to wrap it around the ring catching the 19 strand wire in the coils. I work on both sides at the same time but you can wrap one side first and then the other.
Tighten the coils so that the 19-strand wire is secure then cut as close as possible to the 20-gauge wire. Continue wrapping once or twice more with the 20 gauge wire. Cut the wire and tuck the end in.
Brighten your everyday look with this sparkly ring or combine it with your favorite evening dress for a flawless finish down to your fingertips!
Rose Montee rhinestones are available from:
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.
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