Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rose Quartz soft facet ring build

Step one... turn on some Miles, Bitches Brew....


This is another gem that I cut, inspired by the Herkimer Diamond.
Rose Quartz, cut from a big hunk of rough, with a soft pink hue.

Here are all of the materials I that I used for this build.



I started by soldering some fine silver mesh to the bezel.



All soldered up and ready to form the bezel wall.



Here I am soldering the bezel wall seam.
I chose to put the solder on the inside of the wall as not to disturb the mesh pattern.



All soldered up!



Time to solder the base. I like to put my solder on the inside and pull it out for a nice smooth seam.



I drew a line on the bezel so I know the max height for my brass posts.



Preparing to solder the posts. I do this by smooshing little pieces of solder wire so they are paper thin. Just sit the posts on the solder and no mess!



The solder is hidden under the posts.



Once soldered, time to draw out the shape and get to sawing...



All cut out...



Shank is tapered by hammering, then sanded and stamped.



Shaping the shank with the Swiss super shank shaper, for sure!



Shank shaped and a seat has been filed.



Getting ready to get my shank on...
I like to wedge my solder on the outside connection and concentrate the heat inside the shank. This pulls the solder in and creates a nice smooth seam.



Here I drew a line to let me know how far and where to grind the bezel down.



Bezel wall has been shaped here...



Oxidized with LOS.



Finish is complete for the most part. Time to set and final polish some highlights!



And there she is... in all her glory!
I'm diggin it :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Primitive Prehnite ring build photos...

I took some photos of my last Prehnite ring build.
Just some in progress shots for you to check out!

Sheet, wire and mesh, lets start!



I added the mesh to give the bezel an industrial look.



Some brass posts to beef it up!



Ready to cut the shape of the base.



Ready for a finish and then setting time!



Done!


Also!
This weeks Sale ring!

Huge hunk of Emerald!


Due to the never ending rising cost of silver I have indefinitely initiated a rolling never-ending sale of fantastic silver goodness! I am marking down one randomly rotating piece in my shop 20% for that particular week!
Yes... it could be that one ;)

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Sale item!!!

If you are into chunky rings with purely awesome gems, well...
This one is the king of chunk
The sultan of beef
The badonkadonk of rings n things...

Enjoy 20% off on this one! One week only!

You can purchase it here in my shop!





Due to the never ending rising cost of silver I have indefinitely initiated a rolling never-ending sale of fantastic silver goodness! I am marking down one randomly rotating piece in my shop 20% for that particular week!
Yes... it could be that one ;)

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Friday, April 29, 2011

It's not just a ring, it's an investment!

That's right, it's Friday! And so I have a new sale item to offer you!

A WONDERFUL Chrysocolla, Azurite and Malachite Stone.
For all you big ring lovers, this puts the chunk in chunky.
Last sale item sold fast, don't let this one go too!
Enough silver to feed a family of 6 for weeks, haha not really but possibly soon?


Enjoy!!!!






Due to the never ending rising cost of silver I have indefinitely initiated a rolling never-ending sale of fantastic silver goodness! I am marking down one randomly rotating piece in my shop 20% for that particular week!
Yes... it could be that one ;)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Sale for the week!

I love this little ring! 
A Herkimer Diamond with some awesome clarity!
It sits in a setting of little buttons and gadgets that at one time worked, far beyond our future time.
Try to figure that one out... haha!






Due to the never ending rising cost of silver I have indefinitely initiated a rolling never-ending sale of fantastic silver goodness! I am marking down one randomly rotating piece in my shop 20% for that particular week!
Yes... it could be that one ;)

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

This weeks sale item!

Here it is! In all it's glory ;)

Turquoise and Garnet Pendant, 20% Off! One week Only!


You can see more info and purchase this in my shop Here!






Due to the never ending rising cost of silver I have indefinitely initiated a rolling never-ending sale of fantastic silver goodness! I am marking down one randomly rotating piece in my shop 20% for that particular week!
Yes... it could be that one ;)

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Friday, April 8, 2011

It's Friday! You know what that means!

This weeks Sale item is my Sea Sediment Ring!
It is quite beefy, and chock full of silver!
Check it out in my shop HERE!




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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rutile Quartz build...

I took some photos while I was making this next ring. It is an awesome awesome faceted quartz gem.



Started out with a very tall bezel made from fine silver.


Next I cut the arches.


Add the copper bands.


The copper has been cut away and a base has been added.


Band added.


A finish has been added and it is ready to set!



The quartz has been set and a final polish added.
Done!

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