Georgie makes a Love ring

Today Laura taught me how to make one of her very popular Love rings from the Written range!

The first stage was to cut the silver wire so it was ready to be soldered together, I learnt about cutting at the correct angles so that the different parts sit together properly when soldered and bending the wire into just the right curves.

Georgie-BendingThen the next part is to lay everything onto honeycomb board and solder it together (whilst trying not to set fire to anything – see, no flames)!

Georgie-soldering

Once all the letters were soldered together, I then had to file down any sharp edges so that the ring isn’t scratchy when worn.

Georgie-filingAfter all the edges are smoothed, it’s a case of hammering the ring around a mandrel into the right size. I’m making a midi ring so I made mine quite small so that it could sit on my index finger just after my first knuckle.

Georgie-hammeringOnce all the kinks are smoothed out and the ring is sized correctly, the ring has to be soldered together and then popped into the polisher.

Georgie-polishingHaving not made jewellery before I was a bit shaky doing all the fiddly bits – but I am very proud with the result! The ring has now been sent off to be gold plated – watch this space to see how my first ring turns out…

And here’s the finished article!!

The finished article!