Blue Glass Flower Ring

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Blue Glass Flower Ring

from 75.00

For this design, I cut out the oval outline of the ring’s base plate from a thick sheet of metal and stamped the back of it with my maker's mark. I hand-filed the edge to give it a smooth look. I measured the stone’s height as well as its perimeter to work on the setting. I sawed out a strip of metal to a length that, snugly, fit around the stone. I molded the exact shape of the stone with the strip and soldered it closed. I, then, soldered the setting onto the ring’s base plate. I molded the ball wire detail so that it followed the perimeter of the stone and soldered it to the ring. The delicate, tiny flower embellishments I hand-sawed, hand-filed, and domed from metal sheet. Once they were completed, I carefully soldered them onto the ring. For the ring shank, I cut out a thick piece of shank stock, according to the desired ring size. I hand-filed both ends of the metal so that they fit, flushly, together and soldered the ring closed. Then, I hammered the ring shank against a steel mandrel in order to shape it and bring the ring to the desired size. I soldered the ring and setting together, while assuring that it was centered. I tumbled the piece, for a substantial amount of time, until the perfect amount of strength and additional shine was reached. In the next step, I applied a darkening solution to blacken the design and bring out its unique beauty. During this process, I blackened the entire piece so that the solution seeped into every nook and cranny. I, then, thoroughly hand-polished the ring, making sure to leave any crevices untouched so that the newly-darkened details stood out against the high-polished finish of the ball wire embellishment. Finally, I inserted the stone into its setting and, carefully, molded the metal tightly around the stone in order to secure it in place.

Although it is a lengthy and messy process, the beautiful results makes it all worthwhile. As seen in the photos, the delicate, tiny flowers adorn this adorable ring beautifully.


STONE: 
*~ glass ~*


COLOR: 
*~ turquoise ~*


METAL: 
*~ brass / sterling silver ~*


RING SIZE:
*~ 4" - 12" ~*


STONE SIZE: 
*~ 19x14mm ~*


RING FACE SIZE:
*~ 28x32mm ~*


{ given the handcrafted nature of this ring, your creation may vary
slightly from the ring pictured } 

In order to show their maximum detail, all rings are photographed atclose-up range. Therefore, they may seem larger than they actually are. Please refer to item description above for size details.

This item is custom-made, therefore non-refundable. I try my best to be accurate in my item descriptions. However, if I fail to do so, and your item is not as described, I will honor a return/refund.

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