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Copper Ring With Brazilian Seed

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Today we'll teach how to make a ring from copper wires and a brazilian seed, the açaí seed. It's a beautiful gift  you can make up to give away this Holiday Season!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:
14" of copper wire nº 18
14" of copper wire nº 20
one açaí seed - we sanded and drilled it before using
one cylinder as thick as your finger (or your friend's finger) - we used a wooden one
one round-nose pliers
one diagonal pliers
one needle nose pliers

Step 2: Making the base of the ring

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Use the cylinder to curl the copper wire nº18, from its center. Do it twice, for the ring to become more comfortable when wearing. At the end, use the diagonal pliers to adjust the two endings; they must be the same size (about 2" each).

Step 3: Finishing the base

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With the tip of the pliers, mould the ends of the base as triangles, accordingly to the images. At this stage, it can be already used as a ring, but we'll teach now how to set an açaí seed to it, to make it more interesting.

Step 4: Preparation to set the seed

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Bend the copper wire no20 accordingly to the picture, making square corners. Cut the ends to keep them same size (about 7"). The small part should be large enough to fit the base we already made (see the picture). Join the two parts, like in the picture, then choose one of the ends and bend the wire letting a space between it and the base for the seed to fit; this gap should be half the size of the seed.
bruce50003 months ago
were to get Brazilian Seed i have no idea?
it looks great! going to make one very soon!
Scottyman3 months ago
lots of pictures! Well written. This is my kind of instructible.
WayneEarl3 months ago
excellent, thoughtful approach to instruction. I've learned as much from your aproach to teaching as I have from what you've taught.
HollyMann3 months ago
Wow! Very nice!!! Your Instructions are so clear - love it - hope you make more!
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