Rings are perfect to display small gemstone donuts.
This project is a simple take on an adjustable wrap-around
It can be made in copper, brass or silver, with any colored stone
The small domed cup on the center can be changed to a square,
triangle or oval.
The texture on the cup and shank can be stamped, rolled milled
This means that your ring will always be a unique piece of art
Gemstone donuts are beautiful and always catch you eye at bead
shows. But, when you get home, you don’t know what to do with
them, so they get stashed in a box or drawer for “later”.
This project incorporates one of these smaller donuts into a simple,
but dramatic piece of jewelry.
Fused silver has a very attractive organic, one-of-a-kind look, making
it the perfect element for a unique piece of jewelry.
If you have not tried fusion before, this is a small project perfect to try
your hand at without risking a lot of material.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 18 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips!
For intermediate skill students.
Anticlastic Raising is a way of shaping metal, curving it into different
directions like the shape of a horse’s saddle.
The shapes obtained with this method are very organic and beautiful.
They are also very strong; this means that thinner gauge metal can be
used to make lighter pieces.
Our cuff will be shaped into an asymmetric anticlastic spiral.
With one large lampwork wavy disk on the wide side, and a small disk
in a contrasting color on the narrow side.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 16 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For intermediate skill students.
Want to try something new? foldforming ,a patina , riveting, it all can be done in a smaller format.
A pair of earrings, a ring, a charm or small link element for a bracelet, are ideal to try out new techniques.
You can try many different things with a minimum use of material in a short time.
If you like the way your experiment came out, use it.
If you don’t like the way your sample came out, put it away for another day when inspiration strikes and you
can use it in a completely new way.
Now try your newly acquired skill on multiple small pieces for a bracelet or go for a bigger format, try making a pendant.
This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
This necklace is a simple and striking way to display a large gemstone
donut. Using only “cold connections” like rivets, staple and
crimps we will make a unique sterling silver two-piece riveted bail,
with a hand stamped design.
The silver bail can be customized by using different stamps or texture
hammers on the metal. Changing the shape of the cutouts
along the edge for other shapes as triangles or ovals, can also make
each pendant unique.