Project #1 – Octo Ring

by laurie jane kern on July 15, 2009

This is the first project in the book Jewelry Making – Tips & Tricks, that I discussed in my last post.

The project is to make a ring from a piece of wire, not a wound link but a piece right off the spool or coil in the silver vault.

I cut four pieces of wire so I would be able to do a bit more practicing and see how consistant my work would be. You need a ring mandrel and a hammer for this, and also having a ring size measuring stick allowed me to measure the ring size before I hammered the 8 sides on each one, to see how the ring size grew.

Here is a picture of the result, after pickling and 4 days in the vibra-ora-torium!

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Laurie Jane Kern July 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Oh, and wait to you see what’s next. I am working on it right now!

Helen Hill July 19, 2009 at 11:21 am

Cool! They’re really neat. That’s one project from the book which I did plan to make but never got round to it. Great to see the results.

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