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This is an easy to make adjustable copper ring you can make with only a piece of scrap thick copper wire.

You don't feel to make one? Here is the ones we sell.

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

To make it you need:

-a piece of 10 gauge scrap copper wire,

-pliers,

-file,

-hammer,

-a ring mandrel (or a round tube of your ring size),

-jewelry saw (or iron pliers),

-a still hard surface.

Step 2: CUT THE COPPER

Cut a piece of copper, long enough to wrap twice around your finger.

10 gauge is a good size, 12 is fine too.

Keep in mind that the copper wire will stretch a lot when hammered.

Step 3: FILE

File round the two edges.

Step 4: STRAIGHTEN

Slightly hammer the wire, constantly turning it with your other hand, to straighten it out well.

Step 5: HAMMER

Hammer the wire lengthwise, all the way along.

Do it on a really hard surface, like still. I'm using an iron bat.

Step 6: STRAIGHTEN AGAIN

If you bent a little the wire while hammering, turn it on a side and slightly hammer it straight again.

Step 7: HAMMER THE EDGES

Hammer the two edges more, so they will became wider than the rest of the ring.

Step 8: SHAPE THE RING

Start wrap the hammered wire on your tube. Hammer it a bit round, than wrap the rest and hammer it again, nice and round.

Step 9: YOU ARE DONE

You are done! You can give it quick a polish, if you like.

It will became as more shine as much more you will wear it.

Here is a link on Etsy for the ones we sell!

Step 10: ADJUST IT

If you need to made it smaller, just hammer it really gently all the way around, always turning it, to keep the round shape.

really easy and lovely idea, but needs a bit practicing ;)
awesome, Marcella! i love it!
<p>Thank you! (un po' in ritardo&hellip;)</p>
ahah che tempi! peggio di me!!
<p>Sui tempi non mi batte nessuno!</p>
This instructable is great! I tried making a ring out of bronze but when I wore it me finger turned green because the copper tarnished. Coating it with something on the inside is probably a good idea.
<p>Thanks! Yes it do turn the finger green a bit, to somebody more, somebody less. I can wear them all day and if I don't go running, or have my finger wet, the green in the evening is just slightly noticeable.</p><p>But a thin coat of bees wax in the inside part is a good idea.</p>
<p>another option is a product called renaissance wax, it's microcrystalline and gives a nice coating that lasts and buffs to a nice shine on any surface. </p>
<p>Wow! Great instructions! Would love to make one for him! But need to find thick copper wire first :o</p>
the spools look like these.
I got the wire from Home Depot (home improvement store for those not in the U.S). it was a 50' spool for $24.00
<p>Thank you! Hope you will find it!</p>
very nice copper jewellry is neat
<p>Thank you!</p>
Very nice ring!
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>good </p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
Be careful when hitting two hammer heads together, or one against the other in this case, as they are both hardened and could shatter.
<p>Ok, thanks for the suggestion.</p>
fun build, I used too much wire so I made two. lol thanks for the know how.
<p>They look really nice, thanks for posting the photo!</p>
<p>Lovely! A tip to straighten wire hold one end in the vice and grip the other end and pull! It will straighten easily.</p>
<p>Thanks for the tips!</p>
<p>Thanks. A nice way there. </p>
<p>looks soo nice, probably gonna make one for myself </p>
<p>Thanks! If you do let me know how it turn out!</p>
<p>That looks great!!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Dang, this looks so awesome!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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