Another New Ring

I wanted to make a band ring with silver filings fused onto it and square wire on the sides. I got the silver filings fused on just fine and one side of the square wire, the other side soldered on crooked so I removed it and started over. I accidentally cut a new piece of square wire in a different gauge and soldered it on before I realized it wasn’t the same as the other side. Decided to melt one side to give it an organic look rather than taking it off again. Then I sawed the end off a bit short and even with stretching the metal a bit on my ring mandrel I couldn’t get it to fit the finger I wanted to wear the ring on. So I cut it and decided to add a cab. Looked through my stash, couldn’t find a cab that I liked. I didn’t want to buy one, went on a scavenger hunt looking for something that would fit. Found a small flat pebble. But not flat enough to bezel set. What to do, what to do? Decided to drill a hole in the pebble and rivet it to a piece of metal. Here’s the finished ring.

SilverFilingsAndRockRing SilverFilingsAndRockRing4Thought it would be a little heavy but I’ve been wearing it for a whole day and don’t even notice it there. Sometimes mistakes can be changed into something that looks like it’s planned out. I’m happy with the way this turned out.

Published in: on February 14, 2015 at 10:44 am  Comments Off on Another New Ring  
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