Scrap Yard Ring

I wanted to make a ring with different layers and textures, so I decided to make a metal scrappy looking ring. Whenever I look at this ring it reminds me of the program Scrapheap challenge.

20130614_102904I started with 6mm D shaped wire and a thin 4mm wire. I hammered both pieces of wire to stretch the width and flatten the wire. I also just absolutely love the texture of hammered metal!


I then drilled varies sized holes it the thinner 4mm wire, to show depth and give a real scrap yard effect. I placed the 6mm D shaped wire through the mill to flatten the hammered texture, to help make it easier to solder the two pieces of wire together.20130615_125341

I placed solder in between the holes and soldered the wire together, where the two metal layers didn’t completely touched I added more solder. I then formed the two wire pieces into a D shape and soldered the ends together.


I used the mandrel to create a ring shape next I oxidized the sing ring to give a black rustic effect to the outside of the ring.


Tah dah! See the finished ring below! I will be making this ring again and retrying the process, next time I will make the width slightly larger maybe 8mm, to make it a more masculine ring. My favorite thing about this ring is where the drilled holes have broken, which was a complete accident, don’t you just love a good accident haha.

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About lovelydeer

My name is Gemma Phillips and I am a designer and illustrator of a range of home ware called Lovely Deer.
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7 Responses to Scrap Yard Ring

  1. prewitt1970 says:

    I think it’s really great looking.

  2. Robyn says:

    Your ring turned out great! Love it!

  3. drawandshoot says:

    That turned out beautifully!

  4. urbancurator says:

    I love this ring – so rustic, yet modern at the same time!

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