However, I still had a bit of wire left over, and didn't really want it to go to waste. Sure, I could have gone out and bought more beads, but I instead decided to design a new ring, which would just use the wire, and be a companion ring to the Bird's Nest Ring. That was how the Twig Companion Rings were born, which are the two stacked rings you can also see in the picture.
I love how they look together, and if you're interested in making these little rings, as well, keep on reading! I've included the instructions below!
- a few inches of 22 gauge wire (about half the length from your fingertips to your elbow)
- Round nose pliers
- Wire cutter
- A wooden dowel or other object the same size as you'd like your ring to be
- Wrap the length of wire around the wooden dowel or other object (I used the top of a Bath & Body Works travel hand sanitizer bottle) twice, keeping the ends about the same length.
- Keeping the size of the ring stable, slip the ring off the dowel.
- Grab one tail, and wrap it around both strands of wire a few times, then take the other tail and do the same thing.
- Cut off any excess wire, and use the pliers to make sure there are no sharp ends.
- Finally, twist the ring band slightly until it creates a slight spiral between the two strands, and continue twisting around the ring to bind the two strands together.
- There you have it! A nice, easy way to make a companion for your Bird's Nest Ring, or any other ring you'd like to pair it with!