Metalwork Ring

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Metalwork Ring

from 55.00

For this design, I started by stamping the back of a thick sheet of metal with my maker's mark. I, then, measured, cut, filed, and shaped wire for the design details. All these components I, carefully, placed and soldered them onto the thick sheet of metal, while assuring they stayed in place during the 'slippery' soldering process. Once done with the soldering, I cut out the outline of the ring’s base plate from the sheet of metal and hand-filed the edge to give it a smooth look. For the ring shank, I cut out a piece of wire, according to the desired ring size. I hand-filed both ends of the wire 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. I soldered the ring shank to the back plate, 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 seeps 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 embellishments.

Although it is a lengthy and messy process, the beautiful results makes it all worthwhile. As seen in the photos, the simple details give this ring a one-of-a-kind look.


METAL: 
*~ brass / copper / sterling silver ~*


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


RING FACE SIZE:
*~ 19x15mm ~*


{ 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 at close-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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