Tonight we got home from work a little late. After cooking dinner, packing lunches, cleaning up, working out, and showering the night felt basically over. I still wanted to get my Daily Make in so I decided to take on something kind of small. There just happens to be a Penguins hockey game on TV (which is actually a pretty big treat here in Atlanta) so Jasmin is glued to the couch. Normally, I’d sit next to him and knit, but I’ve been doing so much knitting lately I didn’t feel excited about it. Since the whole goal of The Daily Make is to get me feeling inspired and creative I decided against doing any kind of “making” that I didn’t feel really good about.
So I flipped through my instagram feed (I follow a ton of artists) to see if anything sparked my interest. And I saw a post by an old college friend who makes beautiful wire rings. I pulled out some jewelry wire and beads and took over the coffee table next to Jasmin. Sam’s rings are great, but I couldn’t figure out how she was wrapping them, so I looked up a tutorial online that showed me some basic steps and I wrapped up a few rings.
They’re far from perfect, and definitely not up to the same standards as Sam’s rings, but they’re kind of nice. I still need practice, but these are a few of the rings I made tonight while watching the Pens game. Not too shabby. Plus I learned a new technique – which is always good.
If you’re interested in the tutorial I used you can find it here. Also, the video mentions needing a ring sizer. I don’t have one, so I just used a round sharpie that was about the same size as my finger, and it worked just fine.