Sunday, December 2, 2012

How it's Made

Thought I would post a small blog showing some of the tools I have used to shape and create a ring from sheet metal. Please keep in mind, I am not a writer, just an artist. So I cut my metal with what to most looks like a drafting tool..good thing I paid some attention in my drafting class years scoring the metal I know that my line is straight. Then I hand saw the metal, the old fashioned way, with my 00 blade, or as some say, " double 0t". You have to wax the blade so it goes smoothly. Then I file it making sure it's not sharp...I use another tool with a fat heavy steel end to roll and bend the metal after it has been annealed. then solder it, pickle it, polish, and shape it on the steel mandrel...oh and then setting the gorgeous stone.....Okay, I am probably boring you, but you get the idea...just by looking at the photos you can see this is a lot of fun. The best part is seeing it take shape, and smiling because you made it.


  1. here's the link to this ring

  2. that description of how you make jewelry is not boring, but very interesting. Thanks for the lesson,