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Infinity Mother's Rings

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Infinity Mother's Rings

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Micro Torch Basics taught by Kate Richbourg

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Ring
Style Classic
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? 21g, 26g, 28g sterling silver wire, 3mm sterling silver rondelle beads, 3mm round malachite beads, 3mm faceted ruby rondelle beads

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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,

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Begin with the "finite" version of Perri's tutorial.

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beautiful. how long did it take you to make these and how did you learn this ?

07/07/2014 Flag

It didn't take long to make the ring, only about one afternoon. But it took me quite a while to learn how to solder. The breakthrough was Kate Richbourg's great tutorial here on Craftsy. You will have to experiment with the ratio of jump ring size to final ring size,. So don't be disappointed when you need several attempts before you come up with what you had hoped for. The ring pattern is from Perri Jackson's (shaktipajdesigns) wonderful Mother's Ring Tutorial (https://www.etsy.com/listing/106787820/b-mothers-birthstone-coiled-woven-wire). It's different to work the weave around a closed/soldered jump ring than along a strip of wire(s). So I'd recommend to try Perri's "finite" version first. This version is an advanced project and needs some practice, but once you get the hang of it it's not difficult.

07/12/2014 Flag

I want one!:) do you use peridot?

01/16/2015 Flag

Thank you, coricoste :). I don't sell them. These were gifts for my friends (and myself). But you can try to make one yourself. The ring pattern is from Perri Jackson's (shaktipajdesigns) wonderful Mother's Ring Tutorial (https://www.etsy.com/listing/106787820/b-mothers-birthstone-coiled-woven-wire). I bet it will look gorgeous with peridot.

01/23/2015 Flag

these are beautiful

05/08/2015 Flag

Thank you :D!

05/08/2015 Flag