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How to make a snake ring

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How to make a snake ring

Jewelry apprentice or DIY fan, if you arrived on this article, it's because you are looking to know how to make a snake ring.

And that's good, because in this short article we will reveal all!

However, the method for making a snake ring varies depending on the materials used. The possibilities are endless (silver, gold, copper, metal, zirconium, ... with or without emeralds, rubies or other precious stones), we will through this article we will focus only on how to make a snake ring in copper.


How to make a copper snake ring

The first step is to start with small sheets of copper, which you heat with a small flashlight and then mold them into the desired shape.

You will then have to work on the texture and the patterns before shaping them to your own unique and beautiful snake ring, which will also fit all finger sizes.

For this tutorial you will need some specific tools and materials that we will list next, but you should know that it is still quite possible to make it at home with our advice.


Please note that we will not deal with the soldering process in this article, as it is about making an adjustable snake ring. So it's perfect for anyone new to jewelry making or ready to try working with copper for the first time.

Steps to make a Copper Snake Ring

Here is a list of steps to follow:

  • Sawing
  • Using a hand flashlight
  • Annealing the metal
  • Picking, sanding and filing the metal
  • Shaping and sizing the ring
  • And polishing with different finishes


Tools needed to make a Copper Snake Ring


Material list :

  • A bench pin
  • Emery paper
  • Jeweller's/drill saw
  • Parallel or flat nose pliers
  • Half round pliers
  • Rough leather mallet
  • Tweezers
  • Safety gherkin
  • Saw blades
  • Hand file
  • Copper foil strips
  • Pyrex or heat resistant plate with water
  • Mandrel or triplet of steel rings
  • Soldering block
  • Hand flashlight and gas lighter (gas)
  • Slow cooker/ rice cooker or hot water
  • Safety glasses/ apron to protect clothing and eyes
  • A table strong enough to work on!

Here, for exemple, is a video from "The Hop at Dartmouth" that details the process:

So there you have it, we hope this article has been helpful and that you will be able to make your own snake ring without any problems.

If you are looking for ready-made snake rings, you can check out our online store Snake-Fashion, we have many designs that will enhance any of your outfits or give you ideas and inspiration for your future creations.


Thank you and see you soon for more tutorials!

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