the winged ring

by 36877008 January 19, 2014 0 Comments

my husband challenged me to make something new out of  metal every day for 1 year - day 116

"the winged one " I made a sterling ring today

with brass wings

with brass wings
I like to combine metals and sterling and gold is one of my favorites ,however gold is mighty expensive so I usually make a sterling and brass prototype before working with gold

I think this is more suitable for a male so - dad will get it

I think this is more suitable for a male so - dad will get it

draw some narrow wings on a piece of paper

stick/glue the ings to your metl sheet

I am using 20 gauge brass ( 0.8mm thick )

draw your ring shank onto sterling silver

this is 18 gauge ( 1 mm thick )

cut out your wings and your ring shank via jewelry saw and 1/0 saw blades

make sure the ring shank and the wings fit

solder your wings onto the ring shank

I use extra easy silver solder , after soldering quench in water and clean in Pickel solution

add your texture for the wings

cut the ring shank to length

bend until the ends meet flush and solder again

clean in the Pickel solution until the sterling turns from black to white

clean in the Pickel solution until the sterling turns from black to white

form the ring on a ring mandrel with a nylon hammer

form the ring on a ring mandrel with a nylon hammer

polish inside

polish outside

polish outside

add patina to bring out the texture

polish again

polish again


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