Jonathan Z over on Instructables has a marvelous red faceted copper ring tutorial which starts off from sheet metal. The instructions shows you a number of metal work techniques. 3 strips of copper are first sawed and then stacked, sweat soldered together. This thickness allows for the lovely faceting detail which is accomplished with filing.
The instructor also covers polishing, shaping and resizing the ring. The red heat patina created is protected with Renaissance wax.
What I liked about this tutorial is all the additional tips like supply alternatives. No jeweler's rouge?Use automotive polish. He even shares the formula to determine the length of metal strips needed for a particular ring size!
Before You Go:
- How to Chain Stitch with Wire
- How a Ring is Resized
- Book Review - Heat, Set, Color and Fire and Free Tutorials
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