Favorite Project of 2012{NorthShore Days}

Hey Everyone,
My name is Natalie and I blog over at NorthShore Days.
I am the lucky mum of 3 adorable, mischievous and sometimes downright naughty kiddos. I’ve been married to my Sean for 14 years and we live on the beautiful NorthShore in Auckland, New Zealand.
I’m so, so excited to be here at the CSI Project, today I’m going to share my Beach Inspired Wire Ring. This is my favourite tutorial of 2012!!!

My passion is the beach and ocean – It is reflected in all my creations and makeovers, and I love making simple, wearable jewelry

About 2 months ago I made the matching bracelet to this ring and I also created a shell ring, just recently.
To make this ring you need a largish bead with a fairly big hole  , 18-20 gauge jewelry wirelong nose pliers, and something to use as a measure for your finger size (ideally you would use a ring mandrel, but the lid of my nail polish bottle worked perfectly)
I’ve taken photos of each step and they are so easy to follow.
First measure your finger with the wire and loop around the nail polish bottle lid.
Thread your bead through 4-5 coils of wire and make sure you leave at least a coil over on each side.
Take one of the leftover coils and wrap it around the bead.
Then wrap the wire end on either side of the bead as in pics 5 thru 8.
Use your pliers and tighten and neaten the wrapping on each side of the bead.
And you have a ring!!
Seriously how easy was that? I love this ring and am on the hunt for similar sized beads to make a few more.
I took about a million photos of my new favourite accessory… 
  I absolutely love wearing it and get so many compliments. 
I hope you are inspired to try make your own ring.
Please pop by and say hi to me at my Blog or my Facebook page, I would love to meet you all.
Take care, be safe and all the best for 2013.
~ Thanks Natalie for sharing your day with us! We loved having you all the way from New Zealand!





  1. That is one beautiful ring and I happen to know it for a fact because I’m lucky enough to have one made by Natalie! Her jewelry is so beautiful! Her etsy is full of fun stuff and her blog is one of my favorites! Great photos as well! Great tutorial!

  2. I know this is extremely old, but I seem to be the only one completely lost on how I am supposed to thread the coils. Do I cut multiple strands of wire? Or is this all one single strand? Im genuinely lost at picture 2 lol
    Thanks for any help!


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