I wanted to find an easy way for students to make rings with sea glass or other found objects and I came up with these.
They are great fun to make and are similar to the Turquoise Ring on Day 1 but easier to get a nice tight setting.
Step by Step – Green Ring
1 – Start off with a soldered silver ring, smallish piece of sea glass and two pieces of 0.8mm silver wire.
2 – Ball the ends of the wires.
3 – Put the ring on a ring stick and hammer a small section to flatten it a little
4 – File a notch in the flattened section that will take both wires side by side
5 – Bend the wires so they made a cross shape and solder them to the ring (don’t worry if it looks a bit like a weird insect at this stage ;-).
6 – Pickle and polish the ring
7 – Wrap the wires around the glass then twist !
I used pliers to “twink” the wires and tighten the setting.
A Setting A Day – This week I posted a different setting technique each day –
Day 1 A Setting A Day – Day 1 – Cute Prong Set Turquoise Ring
Day 2 A Setting A Day – Day 2 – Bezel Set Ring
Day 3 A Setting A Day – Day 3 – Sweet & Simple – Pearls on Wires – Step by Step
Day 4 – A Setting A Day – Day 4 – Fabulous Tube Setting