We’re pretty big fans of keeping up with jewelry and accessory trends, but when it comes to buying all of the most fashionable things, we often find that we’re hesitant to pay brand name prices. Even at the cheaper stores, the things that are the trendiest right now tend to be the most expensive because they’re in such high demand. That’s why we often find ourselves figuring out ways to make our own versions! So, what’s our latest accessory obsession to recreate, you ask? Well, we’re huge fans of knuckle rings lately because we think they look so delicate and pretty sitting at all different points on the finger, giving our hands lots of visual interest and cute embellishment without being very large and attention drawing. We love the subtle glamour they involve. That’s part of the reason we’ve been looking for ways to make our own!
Just in case you’re interested in creating lovely little knuckle rings of your own as well, here are 15 pretty tutorials and design inspirations to help you out along the way.
1. Pretty wire heart rings
If you’ve already got experience with making bent wire necklaces that say things like “peace” or “love” or have your name on them, then you’re more than set for using that same technique to create adorable little golden knuckle rings in all kinds of shapes! Hey Dahye shows you how to use needle nose pliers to bend soft jewelry wire in the right shape and size, but also guides you through the process of creating images like adorable little hearts that will sit against your finger in a subtle, whimsical way.
Whenever you see someone wearing knuckle rings, do you always find yourself gravitating towards the more abstract designs that don’t necessarily have a discernible little image built in but absolutely add some decorative appeal to your hangs, especially if you have a nice manicure to go along with it? In that case, perhaps you’d prefer to make yourself cute little spiral rings just like these ones from Irresistible Icing! The best part of rings like this is that you can size them to your fingers so they really fit and don’t slide off.
3. Twisting mid-knuckle ring
Do you quite enjoy the idea of making a ring that twists and turns but you’re not sure a larger or wider design that takes your whole knuckle space up? In that case, perhaps you’d prefer this cute little twisted idea from The Wearwithal! Their tutorial shows you how to wrap the malleable jewelry wire around itself for a twisted effect that will sit right above your knuckle and only really draw attention to that spot.
4. Tiny bow knuckle ring
Are you actually quite into the idea of creating yourself a little image or design when it comes to DIY knuckle rings but a heart just doesn’t quite appeal to you? We’ve been rather into bows lately; we’ll wear them in any size or style as long as the adorable aesthetic of a bow is involved somewhere in our look! For subtler days, consider passing up your favourite huge hair bow for a simple bow shaped knuckle ring, just like this one that Dewanda will show you how to bend carefully using jewelry wire.