Introduction: SERPENT RING
An easy and cool ring, made from a scrap piece of copper.
Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED
-scrap piece of thick copper wire, this is 10 gauge, 12 is fine too.
-ring mandrel or tube of the desired circumference;
-hard still surface (I just use a bigger hammer);
-round nose and flat nose pliers;
-metal hole punch;
Step 2: ANNEAL
Anneal the whole copper wire on a flame to make it soft to bent.
Hold it with pliers, as it became super hot!
Step 3: CUT a PIECE
Cut a piece of the copper wire, it should be long enough to make 2 wrap around your finger (than it will stretch more when hammering and will do 2 and 1/4).
Step 4: HAMMER
Hammer the whole wire a little bit flat, and the two edges a lot, so they will look like in the photos.
Step 5: THE TAIL
Cut one of the edge in a pointy shape.
Step 6: FILE
File the tail, file the head.
Step 7: EYE
With the awl make an hole for the eye, than file it down in the behind, so it won't have any sharp edge.
Step 8: ANNEAL AGAIN
Anneal again the whole piece, so it will be easy to wrap.
Step 9: WRAP IT
Wrap it around the mandrel or tube, at the desired size.
Step 10: DONE
Done! Polish it…or not.
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