Handmade Men’s Ring, Hammered Silver and Gold
To begin this ring, I saw the band from a sheet of sterling silver. I snip off chips of 14k gold wire and heat them with a hand torch until they spin into little granules. Using tweezers, flux and gold solder, I place them in line and solder them with a hand torch.
After soldering and cleaning the solder joint with sandpaper, it is ready to be shaped on the ring mandrel with a rawhide mallet. Then I will use a ball peen jeweler’s hammer to create texture and flare out the edges.
This ring and more original handmade works are available in my Etsy shop.
This entry was posted on August 27, 2014 by anviljewelry. It was filed under Making Jewelry, New Metalwork and was tagged with american craft, Christina Holland, custom jewelry, fine craft, handmade craft, handmade jewelry, Knoxville art, mens jewelry, metalsmithing, Tennessee artisans.