|Russian Wedding Ring by EmmalynnJewellery|
How to Make
- Choose a length of 12 gauge, half round, sterling silver wire.
- Using callipers, measure 3 pieces of wire to form the ring. Make the rings one size larger than you require, to compensate for them tightening when you intertwine them. My calipers leave a faint mark on the metal, showing me where to cut with my jeweller’s saw.
- Use half round pliers to bend the wire and shape into 3 round rings. Half round pliers have one flat side and one rounded side and are perfect for forming the inside of rings.
- Flux and solder each ring. Tip: I use my third hand.
- Using a ring mandrel, hammer each of the rings into a round shape.
- You now have 3 individual rings, and what I do next may seem like a backward step! Carefully cut two of the rings open using a jewellers saw, then intertwine the rings together
- Re-solder the 2 cut rings in their final position. This cut and re-solder step gives the best results, because it's very difficult to obtain perfectly round rings once they’re all soldered together!
- Double check the ring size
- File and sand the ring smooth
- Tumble with a little bit of dish soap
Now stand back and admire your beautiful new Russian Wedding Ring!