March 2012: Ian and Stella make their wedding rings

June 07, 2012

On Friday 16th March Ian and Stella joined me in the studio to make their wedding rings. As Ian is my brother-in-law and Stella his wife to be the day was even more enjoyable than usual! We even christened the rings with all the family and bottle of bubbly – which I can’t normally do with students! Ian and Stella made each other rings in 18k yellow gold. Here are some images from their day. 


18k yellow gold wire 


Getting started 


Using a sizer ring as a guide for the shape of the ring


Stella using half round pliers to form the ring 


Stella using the mallet to help form the ring 


The correct size


Cutting though the overlapping edges 


It really doesn’t matter what shape the rings are at this stage. 


The join is painted with borax and 2 pieces of solder balanced on top


Checking to ensure the size is just right 


Filling and cleaning up the rings 


Stella polishing


Ian applying polish to the mop head 


The happy couple! 


The finished rings!