Thursday, 16 February 2012

Ring.

Silver spoons from Peru and quartz. 

Silver dust from sawing. 

Finished sawing!

Annealing.

Shaping and sizing the ring. 

On Wednesday I started making a silver ring in my jewellery class. I managed to snap a few photos while I got started. First I sawed the top and bottom off the spoon. I annealed the piece of silver and passed it through rollers a couple of times to flatten it and make it longer. When it was the right thickness I hammered it to straighten it, annealed it again and shaped it into a ring. Next I need to solder it together and then hammer it to the perfect shape/size. Apparently it's better to make it a size or two smaller as the silver stretches while you're hammering it into shape.   I also need to make the simple setting I designed for the quartz and then I'm done! Once I've got a supply of these stones I'll be selling these rings via etsy. 

13 comments:

  1. wow, i can't wait to see the finished product because i'm sure it'll be amazing!

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    1. Cheers lady! I'm having so much fun doing it - I can't wait to come up with more design ideas.

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  2. Awesome, I love seeing this "behind the scenes" side of jewel making - I'm so interested in the actual processes that contribute to the creations people wear, as well as what inspires them in the first place.

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    1. I'll make sure I shoot behind the scenes photos of the next thing I make too :)

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  3. I went on a jewellery course back in January, love seeing what other people have made. Love that you made in from the spoon handle as well!

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    1. Where did you do your course?

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  4. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product! I'd never have thought of using a spoon to create a ring.

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    1. It's cheaper than buying new silver!

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  5. yes, neat to see how it's done!

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  6. That is so cool, I'd love to do a jewellery design class!

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    1. Thanks! You should see if there are any in your area.

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  7. Jealous! So cool! I definitely want to learn metalwork at some point.
    Those spoons were really cute! :)

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