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A Setting A Day – Day 7 – Riveted or Wrapped ! Two ways to make this turquoise ring.

Well I actually managed to meet my own challenge this time and post every day for a week about different types of settings or how to bring stones into your jewellery.

Todays I’m going to show you 2 different ways of making a ring with similar results.

Turquoise Rings Riveted Wrapped SilverThe one on the left is Riveted and the one on the right is Wrapped.

Riveted Ring

Silver ring riveting kit

Ingredients (I couldn’t think of a better word)
Silver ring with hole
Silver rivet
Silver beadcap
Suitable bead
IMPORTANT – For riveting to be successful the holes in the ring, beadcap and bead must be just a tiny bit bigger than the rivet (just enough for the rivet to pass through)  REMEMBER to wear goggles when riveting !

TurqRivet

You can see what your ring is going to look like and even carefully try it on before committing to a particular bead

Riveted silver ring kit

Riving is a very versatile technique – we run Fold Forming & Riveting workshops and can include Riveting in many of the other workshops we run – please click here for more information.  So if you are not confident about riveting you can either come to one of our workshops or make the wrapped version below 😉

Wrapped Ring

silver ring kit handmade

Ingredients
Silver ring with hole
Silver balled end wire
Silver beadcap
Bead

This technique is a lot more forgiving – as long as the wire (I used 0.6mm wire) can go through the bead and the holes in the ring bead cap and it should work and it doesn’t matter (within reason 😉 that the holes are bigger than the wire (my ring has a 1.2mm hole).

Thread the wire though the beadcap, bead then ring and tightly bring the wire up around the ring next to the bead, then around the other side of the bead.  Wrap the wire around and under the bead and make sure when you have wrapped enough times the last wrap is tight and the end is tucked away safely  – you can see the underneath of my ring in this photo.

wrapped turquoise ring

Wrapped turquoise and silver ring

I’m thinking about making the rings available as kits:-

Riveted Ring Kit
Stamped Silver ring with hole
Silver rivet
Silver beadcap

Wrapped Ring Kit
Silver ring with hole
Silver balled end wire

Let me know what you think.

This is the last day of my Setting A Day – please do visit the other days – I hope you find them interesting enough to leave a comment.  If you follow my blog you’ll receive an email each time I add a new post.

A Setting A Day – Day 1 – Cute Prong Set Turquoise Ring
A Setting A Day – Day 2 – Bezel Set Ring
A Setting A Day – Day 3 – Sweet & Simple – Pearls on Wires – Step by Step
A Setting A Day – Day 4 – Fabulous Tube Setting !
A Setting A Day – Day 5 – Fab Sea Glass Rings !
A Setting A Day – Day 6 – Setting Half Drilled Pearls

May Make Challenge Day 2 – Bracelet Kit & Etching Class

Yesterday I put together this Dream bracelet using a bracelet bar I had previously designed and etched

artisan etched copper bracelet handmade etched copper turquoise and leather bracelet

etched bracelet

Dream2a

etched copper bracelet kit artisan turquoise leather

I’ve been playing with this design for a while now, it’s such an easy bracelet to wear with the turquoise adding interest and the leather nice an comfy.  It’s not on the website yet but if you want to buy you can email me via the contact form further down.

The bracelet made up is £19, just the copper bar £5 and the materials kit with bracelet bar (no instructions) £10, I’ve also got a similar design with BREATHE.

Workshop Update
Yesterday, Jo and Mel did a bit more glass fusing, Mel making a new pendant and Jo grinding a fire polishing a couple of pieces from the day before that needed  a little work but most of the day was super creative with lots of salt water etching (they made some really amazing designs) and fun with the rolling mill – I’ll post the photos on Tuesday.  Today they are out and about visiting the a Knight Templar village and experiencing the tallest bridge in the world at Millau.