I made some beautiful rings as part of
a new series a few weeks ago.
It's called the 'Ruffled Ring' series,
and here's how they were made...
Bezels and surrounding feature wires formed and soldered
Baseplate sawpierced from sterling silver sheet
Bezel and feature surround soldered. Ring bands formed and stamps cut out ready for soldering onto the base, along with the ring bands.
I use a flat head screwdriver for patterning the ruffled edges.
Ring bands and stamps soldered onto base. Ready for a dip in oxidizing solution to add dimension to the ruffled edges. I then set the stones into the bezels.
Below are the pretty rings from the 'Ruffled Rings' series:
Sterling silver and chrysoprase
Sterling silver and labradorite
Sterling silver and dendritic opal
Sterling silver and purple jadeite
Available from my Etsy shop here,
and my Madeit shop here.
The labradorite ruffled ring will be listed this evening.
I hope you enjoyed my Workshop Wednesday!
--- Mariann ---