Woven Ring Pendant

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About: Awesome Gear I've designed myself.

This pendant is composed of 7 wire rings, not including the jump ring. The rings are linked by mobius weave which means every ring passes through the others. More information for mobius weaving can be found here.

I got 25’ of 16 gage wire from a home improvement store for less than $2.00. You could also use a coat hanger.

Needed:
Wire
Solder

Step 1: Make Rings

Using a socket and pair of pliers wrap the wire into a coil. Use a pair of snips to cut the rings free.

Step 2: Start Weaving

Link two rings together and lay them flat. Push them together so they’re “hugging”. Open a third ring and run it through the other two. Lay it flat and push it together.

Open a fourth ring and run it through the three others. Lay it flat and push it together.

Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of rings. I used 7.

Step 3: Arrange and Solder

Place the assembly over a tapered shaft. I used the end of a prybay. Arrange the rings so that none of the openings show from the front. Apply flux to the rings and place a small piece of solder by each ring opening.

Solder the rings and wait for it to cool before handling.


For more info on soldering, flux and so on check out https://www.instructables.com/id/Phillips-Head-Stud-Earrings/ 

Step 4: Jump Ring and Polish

Remove any left over sharp edges from the back of the pendant. Polish the pendant with polishing compound and a polishing wheel.

Make a jump ring using the same socket and pliers method. File the edges so that it closes nicely and attaché it through the pendant.

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Hey there! your instructables are what instructables were meant to be. They are so clear which really helps out when you are following them. I was making this pendent but I didnt want to solder it so that it could be worn on either side. After thinking for a while and trying different techniques I found a way to make this pendent without soldering it by weaving it. If you want any further information let me know. Thank you for all of your great instructables!

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Tinker Lmichaelhoover

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

I love how this looks, but am intrigued with the idea of weaving rather than soldering. Can you please explain?

I love how this site gets the creative juices flowing!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment and for all those nice words. Absolutely I'd like to know how you did it with out soldering. I'm sure others would too. Don't forget to post pictures.

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S.Leung

6 years ago on Introduction

Made this one a while back, but forgot to take some photos. It is made from some copper wire (I think about 18 gauge) taken from a heavy electrical cord which was made of several strands of it woven together. I thought the silver colour of the solder looked funny with the copper at first, but luckily my cat doesn't mind wearing it.

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clazmanS.Leung

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

https://www.etsy.com/listing/104047973/copper-plating-solution-2-oz-bottle-by?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=supplies-low-other&ione_adtype=pla&ione_creative=49918020875&ione_product_id=104047973&ione_product_partition_id=82464281555&ione_store_code=&ione_device=c&ione_product_channel=online&ione_merchant_id=12000801&ione_product_country=US&ione_product_language=en&gclid=CNGpq_TIzMMCFUdefgodylsA2A

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HouseSlayer

3 years ago on Introduction

This looks awesome and all but I was wondering how do you coil the wire so precisely. I am having problems with getting each wire circle aligned with the next leaving gaps and uneven circles when I clip the wire

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suka.teater

3 years ago on Introduction

i'm a beginner, so this will be a stupid question, i im gonna make it with the exact same material as you are. will it bend easily or.. something?

in short, this ring can be bend easily?

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swise3

4 years ago

how much money would it take for you to make it for me?

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cxiong1

5 years ago

Does anyone have any tips on how arrange the rings when soldering so that they stay put? Can't seem to get it.

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neilh

6 years ago on Introduction

I had an idea while making one of these tonight. On one ring, I made the loop extra long and bent it into a smaller loop to use it in instead of a an additional ring to run a chain / cord through.

The pictures show it better.

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neilh

7 years ago on Step 4

This was fun. I just tried making one. I used a dremel tool cutoff wheel to make the rings as I thought that might give more square edges. It does, but you have to hold the whole spiral in a vice, or it un-coils as you slice each ring apart.

Great instructable! Thanks!

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Kryptoniteneilh

Reply 6 years ago on Step 4

Brilliant, sadly mine's being a pain and I can't seem to arrange it evenly...

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neilhKryptonite

Reply 6 years ago on Step 4

Kryptonite,

I just made another one and I may have a suggestion for you. Make sure that all the rings go through in the same direction, if you have one that is flipped around it wont sit right.

I learned that the hard way and then saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erHeGSNDpXk

(not my video, it's from a shop in Canada that sells rings & such that I happened to find.)

Cheers.

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bioboy725

6 years ago on Introduction

This is pretty cool. I never thought of soldering a partial mobius ball together like this. It looks great.

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MrballengGooberz

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Looks great! And good job on the presentation. Thanks for sharing the picture.