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« on: March 06, 2012 06:57:20 PM »

I saw this video a couple of weeks back and wanted to make this ring so bad but I didn't have the wire it called for.  I came across a aluminium clothes hanger I've never seen one before. Then remembered recently I saw crazydavises make a awesome necklace out of a hanger. YES! I could make the ring using a hanger so I did. After three broken finger nails and very sore hands this is what I ended up with. Sadly the ring is to big and doesn't look like a rose but I still like it. Here is the video if anyone would like to try it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9WVTysQAPo&feature=plcp&context=C3d51974UDOEgsToPDskLKGHsdR-yo3vLROn9LYXp4

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012 07:58:55 PM »

very pretty! I use 16 gauge aluminum fence wire for alot of my wire projects- I bought 1/4 mile of the stuff at tractor supply for like $15 and it works very well.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012 08:57:10 PM »

I like yours better. I'm not much for flowers and all that girly stuff so maybe I'm just biased against the rose one but whatever, I like yours. Kudos!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012 02:54:22 AM »

Her's looks too bulky, I like yours a lot better! 
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012 05:20:40 AM »

If I may offer a couple ideas?

First and foremost well done! Excellent work on that ring, good lines, nice design, and well implemented.

Ideas if you wish to do another of these in the future:
Consider annealing the steel before bending, it will save your fingers some pain.
Consider flattening out and squaring off parts of the wire, you can make it do some nifty stuff and get some excellent effects.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012 08:05:14 PM »

Thank you Blacksmith for your advice. I do want to make another one because this ring turned out to big.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012 11:30:12 PM »

If you need more information on annealing let me know, also there are a couple other forming tricks I can point you towards that require next to no equipment to make happen.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012 06:11:28 PM »

Oh, it's beautiful!  I must try this too.  Those hangers are HARD to bend, aren't they?
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012 04:10:48 PM »

Remember, anneal the steel first and it should make it much easier.
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