How to Make a Silver Nose Ring

Updated on March 17, 2020
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I love making my own nose rings; the whole process is quite simple once you get the hang of it!

How to make a nose ring~ a step by step tutorial
How to make a nose ring~ a step by step tutorial | Source

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 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, 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.

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)

What you need to make your own nose ring
What you need to make your own nose ring | Source

Step 1

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!

Making a nose ring
Making a nose ring | Source

Step 2

Take the coil of wire off the hook using your scissors carefully snip a straight line down the coil, creating small rings of wire.

Make several nose rings at once
Make several nose rings at once | Source

Step 3

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.

Handmade nose rings
Handmade nose rings | Source

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.

If you liked this tutorial, please comment below and share it with others you know so they can save some money too!

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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


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      4 months ago

      where did ya get dat wire from

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      19 months ago

      Where can I get the wire at

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      Audrey Irie 

      3 years ago

      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...

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      3 years ago

      THANK YOU! I am wanting beaded nose hoops, and after lookin' onlineI figured I had to be able to do this myself!

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      Kitzia Bustamante 

      3 years ago

      I'm going to do it but then I'm going to do the hole my self.

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      Denise Stewart 

      4 years ago

      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

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      Karen Creftor 

      6 years ago from Kent, UK

      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!

      ~Kaz x

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      Lynsey Hart 

      6 years ago from Lanarkshire

      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


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