March 2012: Ilse and Jan make their own wedding rings

June 07, 2012

On Saturday 10th March Ilse and Jan joined me to make their wedding rings. They really enjoyed the experience and where delighted with the two beautifully finished 18k white gold wedding rings that they made. Here are some images from their day with me in the studio.


Both Jan and Ilse made their rings from the same shape metal
so we began with one strip of 18k white gold.


Starting to shape the wire 


Taking a look


Saw piercing through the ring


The two rings ready to be soldered


Adding the solder with a very steady hand!


Adding the solder 


Soldering


Hammering with a soft mallet to make the ring round


Ilse working at the bench 


Jan matting the ring


Two 18k white gold wedding rings, one matt and one shiny