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InstructionsPerri Jackson's (ShaktipajDesigns) fantastic Mother's Rings Tutorial (http://www.etsy.com/listing/106787820/mothers-birthstone-coiled-woven-wire)
Type of item: Accessory
21g, 26g, 28g sterling silver wire, 3mm sterling silver rondelle beads, 3mm round malachite beads, 3mm faceted ruby rondelle beads
What was your inspiration?
I'm beginning to learn how to solder and my first projects were closed jump rings. But what to do with lots of closed jump ring?
Well, that was an easy decision because I'm still a bit obsessed with Perri Jackson's (ShaktipajDesigns) beautiful Mother's Rings (http://www.etsy.com/listing/106787820/mothers-birthstone-coiled-woven-wire) and trying to make an "infinity version".
I still have to experiment with the ratio of jump ring size to final ring size (all rings are just a tad bigger than I wanted them to be), but already love the outcome.
What are you most proud of?
Soldering was on my "what I want to learn"-list for quite a long time. But I was afraid of my torch and felt intimidated by all the "equipment" needed - torch, solder, flux, pickle, fire/kiln brick, charcoal block,... phew. Then I discovered solder paste, and a friend sent me a link to this wonderful "Micro Torch Basics" video on Craftsy. And suddenly I discovered how much fun it is,
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Begin with the "finite" version of Perri's tutorial.