Anticlastic Sterling Silver Ring DIY Tutorial
An anticlastic shape is one that curves around two axes, the best example of this shape is the surface of a saddle. Anticlastic shapes are structurally rigid but light weighed pieces, making them ideal for jewelry making.
This project will introduce you to anticlastic raising, which tools you need and how to use them to shape a beautiful one-of-a-kind ring.
The wide adjustable band of the ring shank is perfect for stamping or hammering lots of texture!
You can make the ring in Silver or copper, copper looks special good with green stones.
The use of a calibrated stone and pre-made commercial bezel cup makes this a good beginner’s soldering project.
This was a best selling metalworking class at the Bead & Button show.
The small anticlastic stake and mallet combo, the soldering locking head & shank tweezers, calibrated cabochons & bezel cups used in this tutorial are available for purchase in the tools & materials area of the website.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. it is 8 pages long and has 19 photos.
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