Introduction: .:.HAMMERED MEN'S COPPER RING.:.
This is an easy to make adjustable copper ring you can make with only a piece of scrap thick copper wire.
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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED
To make it you need:
-a piece of 10 gauge scrap copper wire,
-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.
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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.