Making Your Own Jewelry
I love having my nose pierced, but I'm forever losing or distorting my nose jewelry. I find nose rings the best, but being the cheapskate I am, I find £2 each a bit much for a piece of wire. So I have made this tutorial for you!
Making your own nose rings is cheap and quick, and the same technique can be used to make basic earrings or jump-rings which are used in jewelry making. I am the world's worst jewelry maker, so believe me, if I can make these, you can too.
Materials and Tools
Other than the wire, you need only a couple of household objects for this tutorial. I highly recommend using sterling silver wire to minimize the risk of reaction and the dreaded green markings from copper or plated wire.
You will need:
- Sterling silver wire
- A cylindrical object with an 8mm diameter, such as a crochet hook or a pen
- Small scissors
- A clean/new emery board (optional)
Start by wrapping the silver wire around your crochet hook as tight as you can and leaving as little of the ends hanging out as possible. Make sure there are no bumps on the hook in the way or you won't be able to take it off!
Take the coil of wire off the hook using your scissors carefully snip a straight line down the coil, creating small rings of wire.
To make the ring more comfortable to take in and out, gently soften the ends with an emery board and you're done! As with any body jewelry, be sure to sterilize it before use. You can't be too careful.
Nose Ring Sizes
You can change the size of the ring by changing the size of what you wrap the wire around, to suit your taste.
In this article, I used 25cm/10" of silver wire and made 8 new nose rings. I bought the wire off eBay for £2.40 (inc. shipping) and so instead of paying £2 for one ring, making my own cost me just 30p each! I keep the rest in a little pillbox, ready for when I lose or damage the one I'm wearing.
Most nose rings have a ball on the end to stop them from falling out. Personally, I don't find that necessary, and I've never had any problems wearing a plain hoop.
If you liked this tutorial, please comment below and share it with others you know so they can save some money too!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Karen Creftor
ashley on March 04, 2020:
where did ya get dat wire from
Angela on December 07, 2018:
Where can I get the wire at
Audrey Irie on July 08, 2017:
If you want to embelish that a bit, I would just wrap another piece of silver or gold wire around it the middle. Or perhaps a couple of beads.
I'm making my own for myself and to sell at music festivals...
sandi on April 09, 2017:
THANK YOU! I am wanting beaded nose hoops, and after lookin' onlineI figured I had to be able to do this myself!
Kitzia Bustamante on March 26, 2017:
I'm going to do it but then I'm going to do the hole my self.
Denise Stewart on April 03, 2016:
Love this tutorial cause I spend tons of money on nose jewelry and now I can make my own this really help me thank you so much
Karen Creftor (author) from Kent, UK on October 31, 2013:
Great to see another Brit :D I'm originally from London and now in Kent.
Thanks for the compliments, I'm glad you found it useful!
Lynsey Hart from Lanarkshire on October 30, 2013:
Great Tutorial!!! Very Handy! Notice you used the £ sign though- where are you from?? Im from Glasgow, Scotland! :P Not many of us Brits here lol x