How to Make a Silver Nose Ring
I love having my nose pierced, but I'm forever losing or distorting my nose jewellery. I find nose rings the best, but being the cheapskate, 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, quick and the same technique can be used to make basic earrings or jump-rings which are used in jewellery making. I am the world's worst jewellery maker, so believe me if I can make these, you can too.
Nose Ring 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 minimise 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 jewellery, be sure to sterilise it before use, you can't be too careful.
Do you prefer nose rings or nose studs?
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 'How To,' 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 has 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.
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