Basic Ring Making for Metalsmiths Collection
Learn the essentials of ring making with quick video lessons from master metalsmith Michael David Sturlin and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist editor Helen Driggs. Plus add our handpicked ring mandrel and mallet to your tool set!
Are you ready to create fast and fabulous rings? Not only will this collection have you fabricating metal rings in an hour or less, but you will also receive two top-notch tools!
For those just starting out with ring making, this collection is a must-have! The One Hour Rings download includes seven watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to make metal rings in no time. You will also improve your soldering skills in How to Solder Ring Bands plus Pick Soldering. Michael David Sturlin focuses on tips and tricks for soldering a flawless ring band and also addresses pick soldering. Later, use your new metalsmithing techniques to create the Secret Sapphire and Sterling Ring, a beautiful silver ring with secretly set colorful gemstones. What makes this collection even more beneficial is the included tools for ring-making: the round steel ring mandrel and yellow plastic mallet. Overall, create rings with overlapping, soldered, and riveted bands, and get tips and tricks for annealing
See what's inside the collection:
Steel Ring Mandrel
This round ring mandrel, made of hardened tool steel, combines performance with economy. It's 11-1/2" long, with a gradual taper to accommodate sizes 1 through 15.
Yellow Plastic Mallet 1 1/4"
This plastic head mallet is made of a non-porous material that will not mar and can be easily cleaned. It's particularly useful for applications with precious metals where marring is an issue. Users will maintain a sure grip with the seasoned hardwood handle.
One Hour Rings
High Definition Video Download
Round out your jewelry making with lessons for fast and fabulous metal rings. Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs in seven watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to fabricate metal rings in an hour or less. Boost your jewelry-making skills with how-tos for simple overlapped bands, soldered bands made of round wire and half-round wire, and riveted rings. Plus, discover several variations on each ring to jump-start you own designs.
How to Solder Ring Bands plus Pick Soldering
Refine your soldering techniques with Michael David Sturlin in this short video workshop. Whether you are learning how to solder or looking for helpful hints to improve your skills, this short video will give you serious soldering insight! Michael will show you the difference between paillon and pick soldering methods while soldering ring bands. Plus, he will give you tricks to keep your hand steady and to help you develop your pick soldering skills.
Secret Sapphire and Sterling Ring
Advance your stone setting technique with this gypsy setting design. Simple, clean lines of the ring are beautifully accented with colorful gemstones set into the side. Take your metalsmithing skills to the next level with this sleek ring project.
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