June 07, 2012
On Saturday 29th October Ben and Natasha joined me in the jewellery making studio to make their wedding rings. Although they had no previous experience of working in metal, they both made wonderful rings. They made each others, with Natasha making a 6mm 9k white gold band whilst Ben made a 2mm palladium band. It was really enjoyable day and over lunch we could compare chicken keeping experiences; so I learnt new things too!
Here are some images form their day:
9k white gold and palladium wire.
Using pliers to shape the metal into a ring shape.
Trying the rings to get the right size.
Made to the right size, and marked ready to cut with the piercing saw.
Adding solder to the ring.
Hammering the ring to make it round.
Filing and buffing the rings to remove any marks.
Will you marry me?
The finished rings, the palladium is polished while the white gold is matt.
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Sue Lane is a contemporary jewellery maker based near Hereford in Herefordshire. Her work is bespoke, modern, unique and handmade. Sue also specialises in jewellery commissions and jewellery remodelling to enable clients to take part in the design process to ensure they have a unique piece of jewellery. You can read more on her About Sue Lane page. You can also check her out on social media: