8. Cut 2–3 in. (51–76 mm) of 24-gauge (0.51 mm) wire, and attach the wrapped component to the ring shank through the holes at each end of the shank (PHOTO 8A). Wrap the wire around the shank (PHOTO 8B) and trim any remaining wire.
Crystal gear and filigree bird variations
For the crystal gear ring, cut two 5-in. (12.7 cm) pieces of 28-gauge (0.32 mm) gunmetal wire. Starting in the center of one of the wire pieces, wrap around both the crystal ring and gear three times, positioning the wire between the cogs of the gear finding. Repeat on the opposite side.
For the filigree bird ring, cut two 5-in. (12.7 cm) pieces of 28-gauge (0.32 mm) gunmetal wire. Starting at the center of the wire, wrap around the edge of the bird finding and through the cogs of the gear. Repeat on the opposite side.
For both variations: use the remaining wire ends to securely wrap the bird and gear component on top of the sprocket. Wrap the ends around another wire on the back of the piece, and tuck in toward the front. Repeat steps 7 and 8.