One Hour Ring Expanded Once you’ve mastered the basic metalsmithing skills required for ring making, you’ll probably want to start jazzing things up a bit with textures and other designs. As a follow-up to my Metalsmithing Basics: Learn to Make One-of-a-Kind Rings in an Hour> post, here’s a way to turn those plain bands into […]

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Rings for your fingers, rings for your toes … I love ring-making and wearing rings. I’ll never forget my first metalsmithing lesson with Lexi Erickson, making stackable band rings. In just minutes, I (with Lexi’s help) turned half-round wire into RINGS! Real rings, soldered and textured rings that looked like the rings you could buy […]

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Rings are my favorite piece of jewelry to collect, wear and make. Fortunately, learning how to make rings and the ring design possibilities are endless when you combine sterling silver wire with basic metalsmithing and texturing tools such as hammers and files—I prefer standard 8-gauge half-round, but you could use 6- to 10-gauge round, half-round, […]

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