Intro: Making a Simple Copper Band
When I have nothing that I can do out side one of my hobby's is Jewelry making. I am no expert at it but I try, so I had some left over copper wire from one of my Tin Can Rose's and I have made this simple copper bracelet.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Wire cutters
- punch, you only need the punch if you want to make some small dots in the band.
- sand paper
- and some hard smooth surface.
- Copper wire
Step 2: Flattening
I just took the Wire layed in on our basement floor and pounded the whole thing, being careful not to put any odd marks in it. I would have used my anvil, but it was snowing out side and I did not want to work in the freezing shop. I want this for me to wear so I took my hammer and added some ruffles on the sides of the band, just so it would look a little nicer on me. once I was happy with how it looked I cut it to size.
Step 3: Bending
After pounding it out, I started slowly bending the copper in to shape trying to keep it as smooth as possible. then I just hit it with a little sand paper around the ends. You can see how I added the look around the edges in the pictures.
Step 4: The End
Really easy, and I like it It turned out nice I think. If you wanted to make it fancy you could sand it smooth, and use a file to put a pattern into the band. I might do that some time later.