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
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
Ian applying polish to the mop head
The happy couple!
The finished rings!
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