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Mothers Ring 2

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This ring looks nicer than the photo shows. :D

I made this tonight using 8 gauge copper wire. Phew! :faint: It's very hard to work with, I had to anneal it like 5 or 6 times. I plan to pick up some 14 or 12 gauge wire for future rings.

This one has my kids' initials on the wider parts. I liked the fire patina so I just left it. This is how it looked after quenching it the final time and I simply dried it off and polished it a little bit with my Dremel and rouge. I may or may not tumble it later. I kind of like this rustic look. :nod:

So this is mine but if I find thinner wire I may make more.
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Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK Z1285 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 18, 2011, 9:52:16 PM
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c4ever's avatar
how did you roll it

looks great!
elderarc's avatar
I have a steel ring mandrel now. Well actually I have a whole metalsmithing studio full of tools. All I'm missing is that jump ring maker. :) and maybe a rolling mill but that's ok. :D
c4ever's avatar
and what you tamp it arouinde the mandrel?
i wnat so to make some beads , kinda like Ellyloo!! wow to do that!
i did a lot of metal work in .wow waaaaayyyyyy back in jr.high. and i work it on the job too. so the light stuff may come easy.
i just dont know how to finish it as you have done . so well!!
well good to see you . .too!
elderarc's avatar
Oh yes, I hammered it around the mandrel. :D This ring is just the color that heating the metal makes it. For others I use ammonia fumes and sometimes salt to color them. :D
c4ever's avatar
oh wow ok you are into this lol
elderarc's avatar
Oh yes, I'm very into metalsmithing, although sometimes I get very frustrated.
c4ever's avatar
well thats cause you'er a true artis!! lol
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