Hexagon tubing is a staple at the hardware store, but the shape is a classic motif with ancient roots. Hexa means "six" in Greek; the number six has long been seen as mystical (some even consider it to be the perfect number), and the six-sided hexagon is prevalent in geometry and nature, revered for it's efficiency. For these projects I worked with cut hexagon tubing, often referred to as hexagon brass tube outlines, which can be found on Etsy or at a jewelry supply store.
Excerpted from The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano (Artisan Books). Copyright (c) 2015. Photographs by James Ransom.
Editors Note: Kollabora is giving away a copy of Nancy's Jewelry Recipe book. Simply make and upload your version of the Hexagon Stackable Rings project by May 31st for the chance to score your own copy!
Paint one side of a hexagon brass tube outline with nail polish until it is opaque. You can also alternate blank and painted sides, paint multiple colors on one outline, or paint dots for a unique look. Try stacking multiple rings, too.
Let dry for 2 hours before wearing.