Hi everyone,

I'm planning to make a simple ring out of 2.5mm round silver wire, to a particular ring size. It's ages since I last made a ring and I've never been that confident on how to start forming it, and to end up with something that's the right size!

Do you find it's best to calculate precisely the length of metal required, cut it and then form up the ring? Or do you make a coil (a bit like when making jump rings), fit it round the finger, and then trim off the ends?

I'd be grateful to hear any tips on how to do this.