Any number of stones are perfect for rings — and everyone has their favorites. In 10 Gemstone Rings to Make, a collection of step-by-step ring projects, you’ll find some of the best gemstone rings from the pages of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. These projects, designed by a variety of expert jewelry artists, feature some amazing […]

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A patterned wire ring with a twist–it’s a Mobius strip! By Denise Peck Patterned wire makes adding texture and design to your wire jewelry making projects simple. There are dozens of  different patterned wires available in various metals. This ring could be made with sheet or plain flattened wire, but the twist that reveals the […]

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Of all the different types of jewelry, rings often have the most significance. Engagement rings, wedding rings, friendship rings — they all have deep meanings. And rings are very likely to be passed down from generation to generation. Personally, I wear my late mother’s gold filigree and diamond ring every day. When you think of […]

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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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I love antiquing, junking, estate sale shopping, treasure hunting in stores and in nature. In doing so, I seem to discover an endless supply of things that I think would make a great ring–vintage beads, buttons, coins or tokens, shells, orphan earrings, seed pods, Roman glass, beach glass, and more. What I don’t have, however, […]

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I have a hard time resisting handmade lampwork glass beads, but I don’t use them in jewelry much, so they never get seen. I’m excited about this project featuring beads on riveted rings by our friend and guest blogger Laurel Nathanson. Through the years I’ve collected a few of those rings that allow you to […]

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Just in time for summer, these cool square rings by Laurel Nathanson are colorful, hip, and perfect for stacking. And get this: they’re made from plain old copper pipes from the hardware store! Whether you embellish yours with enamel or paper and resin, they’re deceptively simple and inexpensive to make, so you can make one to […]

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When I first saw Karen McGovern’s birdbath ring (below) in Stringing magazine, I had to make it. Karen’s technique uses components from Nunn Design along with paint and resin to create the “water” in the birdbath. But as we all know, there’s more than one way to skin a cat (poor cat! What a saying . […]

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