This is a simple brass ring with a silver nugget soldered on top. You will need brass and silver as materials. 

Step 1: The materials

Materials for this project are brass wire of gage 14 and silver nuggets. I get mine when I cast some silver parts. Usually, when you cast silver, the people who do this, do multiple pieces at a time, attached by small sticks. When they give you the parts back (in silver), they have this stick attached to them and cut off by cutters. This is what makes this pointy shape. So I used to keep these parts, and one day, I realized they would make awesome embellishments on a ring!
Great instructible! I am a silversmith and I think I would solder the ring joint and the silver nugget at the same time. Maybe not for beginners, but it could save you some time and effort. :)
So simple and so pretty! You have such wonderful directions too :) You should enter this into the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/contest/holidaygifts2012">Holiday Gifts Contest</a>!
Thanks!! I'll take a look at that contest for sure :)
Great walk through on soldering the ring and adding the nugget. <br> <br>Just a comment for safety as I work a lot with Jewelry. I typically work with silver but due to the price of silver I've moved into other materials brass, bronze, copper, and pewter being some of these metals. All of these materials have their advantages and disadvantages as I've found. <br> <br>Be sure to use brass supplied for jewelry or plumbing. At the least make sure it is lead free. I found most brass if its not stated as lead free can contain up to 7% lead. This is ok for some applications but not for something a person might be wearing through out a day for multiple days. Just a heads up on something I learned when starting my brass work.
Thanks for the great comment! This is a real issue and thanks for pointing this out. I always buy my brass in a jewelry store, just to make sure I get the good stuff!
Just so you know before you go to the work to make this project, as brass oxidizes it leaves a black oxide on your skin.
Thanks for your comment dchall8. Brass does oxidize on some skins, but not on all. I have been wearing this ring for the past year and it never oxidized. I have friends who are wearing it as well without oxidization. I, unfortunately, also know a few people who have a skin that reacted to the brass and the oxidation happened for them. If this happens, you can also make the same ring with silver instead (or even gold!).
This is awesome. I love seeing how jewelry is made. :) <br /> <br />The rings are adorable, too!

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Bio: I am an industrial designer, an interaction design researcher, a painter, a jeweller, a skier, a camping enthusiast, and I just love to make stuff!
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