How To Make An Anxiety Ring
We're sharing with you 2 brilliant projects on how to make your very own anxiety ring - this is a great gift idea for a loved one or to make for yourself.
Anxiety rings, also known as worry or fidget rings are traditionally used to help calm the mind. It is the repetitive motion of either moving the beads or spinning a ring that helps soothe the worries of the wearer without anyone around them even noticing! Or maybe you find it hard to keep still - that's when a 'fidget' ring comes in to help keep your hands busy while sitting still.
Discover two jewellery making projects below and have fun customising the designs to suit you!
Project 1: Beginner Silver & Rose Gold Anxiety Ring
This ring design is a great beginner friendly project, requiring a small amount of tools. Featuring 1mm sterling silver round wire and elegant rose gold filled beads that you can spin and move around the ring to help you relax.
Recommended Tools & Supplies
- 16cm: 1mm sterling silver round wire
- Metal beads or gemstone beads of your choice with suitable sized holes to fit the wire: we've used 20, 3mm rose gold filled beads
- Heavy duty side cutters or saw
- Ring mandrel
- Rawhide mallet
- Round nose pliers
- Snipe nose pliers
Step By Step Instructions:
1. Using a saw or heavy duty side cutters, cut approx 16cm of sterling silver wire. If the ends are rough, use a file to smooth the ends.
16cm is suitable for ring size N, so you may need to adjust the amount needed if necessary - you can wrap the wire around your finger as a guide - we have added 20cm of wire to the shopping list to give you more wire to work with.
2. Using the tips of round nose pliers, form a loop on one end of the wire and use snipe nose pliers to adjust if needed.
3. Wrap the wire around the mandrel using the size you require as a guide. Use a rawhide mallet to gently tap the wire while placed on the mandrel to form the shape, this also work hardens your wire, making it stronger.
4. Thread on as many rose gold filled metal beads as you like to your anxiety ring.
We have included 2 packs of 10 metal beads but you can adjust this if you would like.
5. Finish your ring by forming another loop at the end of the wire and your ring is complete.
This project is suitable for an experienced jeweller with basic metalsmithing skills, including many techniques such as soldering, texturing and forging.
In this anxiety ring, there is a ring that spins freely within the outer ring which you can spin using your thumb, helping ease your worries.
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If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
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