SERPENT RING

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An easy and cool ring, made from a scrap piece of copper.

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armin 7

2 years ago

perfectttttttt.. thanks alot buddy

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Kiteman

3 years ago

That looks really good, though, since copper turns my skin green in about 5 minutes, I think I'd use silver wire.

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AlywolfKiteman

Reply 3 years ago

try turtle wax, I know it sounds funny, but you really love a copper piece, coat it all in turtle wax, let it dry then buff it off. then repeat at least twice. It gives a great protection to the copper and won't tarnish the skin...

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AlywolfKiteman

Reply 3 years ago

a trick that I learned from

http://www.glaciermetalarts.com/

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marcellahellaAlywolf

Reply 3 years ago

I also knew carnuba wax is good for this, and natural

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marcellahellaAlywolf

Reply 3 years ago

I also knew carnuba wax is good for this, and natural

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warriorethos2

3 years ago

marcellahella, your instructable for the serpent ring was easy to follow. Your the first that I have read that you sell the product that you make. Good luck in the jewelry contest.

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mholcomb1

3 years ago

Hi! I was wondering if the material you use for making the ring turns your skin green. I tend to forget to remove my rings before washing my hands. Also, I enjoyed your Celtic brooch instructible too! :)

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marcellahellamholcomb1

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you!

Yes it does stain a little, to some people more, to some other less...

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Cairnz

3 years ago

That's very nice! Did you use liver of sulfur or some other agent to darken the copper? Does the pointed end ever catch on things? I don't like snakes but I'm going to have to make one of these. I might just paddle both ends though to avoid creeping myself out. LOL

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marcellahellaCairnz

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you!

I didn't use any patina, it just an old piece of copper that had already some one, plus it get more when annealed and more when hammered on a old still surface. Than I didn't polish it.

The ring I have doesn't get catch in things, because the size is perfect for me, so it stay well close-fitting to my finger, and no much can pass in between.

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JokerDAS

3 years ago

Sning! The snake ring from one of my favorite books! Way cool!

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