March 10, 2010
Sometimes I am asked to recycle jewellery, and this ring was an example of that process. I was asked to make one new ring using a couples old rings that carry a lot of sentimental value for them. All 4 rings were 22ct so a joy to work with. The images below show some of the stages to casting the ring (I used the sand casting process). The ring is yet to be completed, and this will be done when the couple and their family visit the studio to help apply the planished finish - so the whole family can have an input the final ring.
Four gold rings
Putting the silver model into the mould
Making the second part of the mould
Opening the mould to remove the model
The finished mould ready to cast
Heating the rings in a crucible
Opening the mould after the gold has been poured in
The semi finished ring and sprue
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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: