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!
Step 1: Supplies
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
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
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
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.