Brass Ring

About: Awesome Gear I've designed myself.

You can wear it when you want sport your wedding band without messing up the real one sitting in your sock drawer. It's made from a brass compression fitting

The fittings come in all kinds of sizes so you may not even have to hammer it out. I had to. Notice that before, the fitting would only pass my first knuckle. Just look at the hardware store. Paint the inside of the ring with nail polish if your going to wear it for an extended period of time. Brass is made with copper so it's prone to turn your skin green.

I took a photo of the polished brass next to my gold wedding ring. They look pretty simillar.

For further on polishing see:

For further on resizing see:

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is NOT recommended!

    Brass is an alloy of copper and LEAD!

    Wearing it on your finger WILL cause it to slowly leach into your body!

    Some plumbing supply places are slowly moving to all "lead free" brass.

    Like this 'ible... I wouldn't have thought to make those compression rings into a ring... I normally use them in my steampunk-inspired creations as a guide for wiring, especially when the wire goes through wood... (I used a few for my CFLED project....)

    Anyways, I wanted to mention, a few things: One, some of the brass plumbing parts DO contain trace amounts of lead... now is it enough to be dangerous? I am not sure... Two, generally I've noticed brass doesn't leach copper so much, as it would if it was just copper... I myself have a brass pull chain (like used for ceiling fans and such) that I wear as an anklet that I never take off, and I rarely notice any discoloration, now if it was exposed to high salinity sweat or saltwater it does on occasion leach a bit...

    I cannot seem to flatten it out; the fitting still has that slight curve inward that makes it hard to fit on my finger. I'm trying fitting it around a 12 mm bit, but nothing seems to be happening when I hammer. Any suggestions?

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    Place the ring over a socket. Lay the socket on a hard surface. As you strike the ring it will expand. Once the ring is loose on the socket, start hammering on the ring but with it on the edge of the hard surface. Check out the pictures on five cent hoop earings. It should give you a better idea.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    The fitting is from the hardware store. I hammered it over a steel rod until is was the right size. Then I polished it.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I think it's for vynil hoses. They sell them by the baggie in the kitchen and bath section of the home improvment store.

    Phil B

    8 years ago on Introduction

    When I saw the title of your Instructable I thought a wife will never go for plumbing parts as wedding rings. But, I was glad to see you are talking about something expendable designed to keep one's real wedding ring free of damage. One size will not fit all. It would be good if there were a way to resize it for those with an "in between" sized finger.

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