(Closed) Size engagement ring with fishing wire- how to??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hey, that looks familar!  It’s hard to explain on paper, but if you follow the direction of the arrows, that is the way the string will go.  The “back” end of it is at the “pull” and you loop it around back on itself and start wrapping the twine around what should be two pieces of wire, tighting it back toward the “tuck” end.  At that end, you should leave a little loop out so that when you finish wrapping toward that end, you can stick the “front” of the wire through that loop, and pull it back through half way underneath the (very tight) loops you just created, that’s how it gets secured.  (You’ll probably need a small set of pliers).

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@pinkshoes:  i tried to say that you posted it but weddingbee was giving me trouble with posting pix and wiped out my written bit. sorry! didn’t mean to plagiarize 🙂

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

pinkshoes – could you let me know what gauge/weight fishing wire you use?

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lilsweetie:  uhh, I have no idea.  My spool of wire is at home, and I’m away for 2 weeks for work.  It was just a random spool my dad had in his fishing kit 🙂

@Sanola831:  hmm.. I’ll find some props tonight and try to make a video.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ok, so this might be pretty bad… sorry, I’m in an empty office with out much to play with and nothing to put my camera on by the desk.  One thing I forgot to mention is that at the end when you pull it back through, do *not* pull it all the way through or the whole thing will just unravel.  Just go about half way so that both ends are secured under the wrap.  I’ll attempt a ‘real’ video with a ring and fishing line when I get home next week.  Hope this helps for now. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@pinkshoes:  epic office/usb/purse/ring wrapping instruction video. LOL. Love it.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@pinkshoes:  You are so cute for making that video!!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve spent the last 4 months reading WB as a waiting bee and figured it was time to contribute (esp since I shed waiting status three days ago).

I went to a fishing shop to get fishing line and the guy there took pity on me and gave me a full lesson (and a few feet of free line.) 

He also suggested a nail knot: http://www.animatedknots.com/nailknot/index.php?Categ=fishing

For those of us who are a little craft challenged, this was super clear.

Use a needle for the blue holder.

I used 15 weight fishing line, but it’s a bit stiff and the spots that stick out are a little sharp. 12 or 10 lb is softer and I’m going to try with those also. 

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Wannabee

Sanola831:  I just now finished wrapping my engagement ring with fishing line…it worked awesome!  I’m so excited. No more fear of losing it because my fingers change size so much.  

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