I love working with brass. It is much harder than copper or silver, but turns out so nicely once it is formed.
This ring tapers from 1" to 1/2" wide. The pattern was etched on and then a patina was applied to accentuate the texture. A small peridot stone was set into the front for addtional interest. The ring fits a size 8.
All my rings are sealed with either paste wax or a spray sealer. This should help to not tarnish quickly. If it does tarnish, just polish with a good jewelry polishing cloth. A small anti-tarnish pad comes with the piece and should be kept with it. I always suggest removing rings before washing hands or working in any kind of liquids.