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!
2. Delicate gold spiral rings
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
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
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
5. Curved ends and angles
Do you like the spiraling idea but sometimes you find that you prefer angles and diagonals over rounded swirls because the swirls start to remind you of a coil or a spring? We can totally understand wanting to inject a bit more style into the accessory so it doesn’t look like you just found a wide spring in your home and put it on your finger like pseudo-jewelry. That’s why we loved stumbling across this more abstract knuckle ring tutorial from
6. Delicate chain knuckle ring
Working with jewelry wire is all well and good, but the pieces and looks that you create with it can be quite stiff and sometimes they bend and need to be reshaped if you use your hands a lot but size the rings near a part of your finger that often bends, or if you’re listing many things throughout the day. If that’s a problem for you, perhaps you’d be better off making this pretty chain design instead!
7. DIY infinity ring
Are you sill thinking about how cute some of the shapes you’ve seen are when it comes to bent wire knuckle rings but the little hearts and bows just aren’t quite appealing to you right now? Then perhaps you’d prefer to make yourself a little symbol that has a bit more meaning. We came across this design that features a tiny infinity symbol that lays across the front of your finger and we fell in love with it immediately and just knew we had to make our own. Just in case you like it as much as we do, get the full instructions for making it on
8. Pretty little knuckle arrows
Were you intrigued by the simple lines and diagonals that you saw in the ring designs above but you’d rather have a lined look that’s a little more neat and streamlined than one that goes off in several directions in the same accessory? In that case, we think you might get more use and enjoyment out of these adorably simple arrow inspired knuckle rings from
9. Solid arrows and little beads
Many of the ideas we’ve shown you so far for DIY knuckle rings have been very fine and delicate, made from thin wire or chain rather than something thicker or more substantial. What if, however, your personal style is a little bit more stated or you’d prefer to make yourself a larger piece that really stands out, even though the ring still sits at your knuckle? In that case, we think you’ll much prefer working with this tutorial from
10. Extra small top knuckle rings
Perhaps you’re actually ready to go in the opposite direction to what we just described and you’d rather make something even more delicate and fine looking than the average jewelry wire crafts that we showed you above? In that case, we suggest working with very small wire (consider a 26 gauge or thinner) and creating all kinds of multi-wrapped looks that made your fingers look gilded.
11. DIY armour knuckle ring recreation
Speaking of statement pieces, who ever said that knuckle rings can’t be just as big as any other finger embellishing accessory you’ve seen out there? Just because you prefer when a ring sits higher up on your finger because you find it more comfortable doesn’t mean you have to pass up statement style and chunky aesthetics for delicate looking pieces. This big armour inspired knuckle ring from
12. Lovely pearl knuckle ring
Were you rather intrigued by the idea of using beads in your knuckle ring designs when we showed you the little metal seed bead idea above, but you’re not sure an entirely metal chunky look is quite the aesthetic you want to aim for? Perhaps you’d prefer to work with pearled beads instead! They’ll add a little bit of shine to the look and make it appear a little more feminine, just in case you’re aiming for a very pretty style rather than a statement piece. See how this cute little row of pearls was turned into a knuckle ring on
13. Tied knot knuckle ring
We’ve shown you lots of twisted and wrapped ring ideas, but what if the design you have in mind actually involves making a knot in the metal? This can be very difficult to do (or nearly impossible, depending on the thickness of jewelry wire you’re using), which is why
14. Peace sign charm knuckle rings
Are you in love with the little gold image knuckle ring designs but you’re rather new to the concept of wire bending and, even though you’re fine with the idea of bending the actual band of the ring and fastening it, you’re not so sure you’re ready for the challenge of actually creating little pictures from bent wire? In that case, check out how
15. DIY fabric ankara rings
We’ve shown you quite a number of knuckle rings by now, but even though we discussed a wide range of designs and tutorials, there’s definitely a feature that’s largely missing from the styles we presented: colour! It’s rather hard to add colour to the style when you’re working primarily with jewelry wire and chain, but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch tactics and add some if you’re willing to go for a knuckle ring look that’s slightly more chunky and makes more of a bold statement. These amazing fabric wrapped rings from
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