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copper rings

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Micro Torch Basics taught by Kate Richbourg

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Funky
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Who is this project for? Unisex

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What materials did you use? copper wire - assorted gauges

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What are you most proud of? Turning simple copper wire & pipe into wearable pieces. The spinner rings are especially satisfying to create.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure your joins are well fitted & clean prior to soldering!

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After my own heart! YAY!

02/27/2013 Flag

Delicious! Love all the variety and texture!! So creative...you took it to the hilt and they are stunning!

06/26/2013 Flag

Where do you find the material for the wider rings in this photo & what do you call it.......& please if you don't mind, any other special tools that I might need to make those. (I don't know many of the terms or tool names yet, I haven't ever done beading or jewelry making of any kind before) but I like diving straight into the deep end first instead of getting my toes wet. I'm heading out to the hardware store followed up by the craft store right now!

12/07/2013 Flag

The wider rings are actually copper pipe! Most of the rings in the picture actually fit my (apparently) small fingers, about a size 4 or 5, I found that 1/2" copper pipe works really well for that. A ring mandrel is a must, and a worthwhile investment. If you really want to go all out you could purchase use copper sheet to make the rings as well, but you will need to really brush up on your soldering skills for that! Also, here's a tip that I got from the guy in the plumbing department. Those black coloured rings they use for PEX plastic pipe are actually copper, and the black colour (which I suspect is LOS patina) can be removed with sanding.Those rings are nice & heavy if that's a look you're after. Hope that helps!

12/14/2013 Flag

How nice this is! This is something i've had in my head to make as my hubby is a Plumber and he has been saving me copper pipe pieces but i have to have a bit more to finish my design. As all my long tubes of copper pipes were stolen from my garage .hope to complete it soon

03/09/2014 Flag

Oh, what a great idea, using copper pipes. I'm totally gonna be stealing your idea, just so you know ;)

08/18/2014 Flag