June 07, 2012
On Friday 17th February, Kate and Tim joined me to make their wedding rings. Kate has lots of previous experience of making jewellery, so Tim had a lot of pressure! Kate made a 4mm wide palladium ring for Tim who made a 2mm platinum wedding ring for Kate. Both metals are worked slightly differently to gold and silver and require more work than usual to make them to a high standard.
By the end of the day both had made absolutely perfect rings, finished to a standard I would be happy to sell.
The original platinum and palladium before it is rolled to the required length.
Kate rolling the metal
The correct length
Annealing the palladium wire for 20 seconds.
Shaping the wire into rings
Cutting the metal
Adding several pallions of solder
Checking the size!
Cleaning up the rings
Making sure the size is correct
Polishing the platinum ring
Matting the palladium ring
Platinum and palladium wedding rings
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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: