VIDEO: Labradorite Cabochon Ring

Welcome back! This is a video I shot with my iPhone as I created a custom ring for a client.  It shows me working the metal and creating the piece from scratch.  I thought it would be nice to show you guys the fabrication process in action and the final product.

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Open butterfly ring with turquoise resin

Open rings are very popular right now, so I decided to make one the AWL way. I made this one out of Sterling Silver (925) and blue turquoise resin. The resin I use is called Colores and I purchased it from my favorite jewelry supplier: Riogrande.

First I made the wings and ring band out of 16 gauge silver sheet. I thought I was going to keep it simple, but my husband suggested I do something else to the design… so I did

I soldered 18 gauge wire to the wings and made silver granules to embellish it. This is what the pieces looked like individually.

always with love butterfly before soldering

I cut the shank open with the saw and filed the edges round. Before soldering I stamped the piece with my” AWL” makers mark and the “sterling” quality mark.  The following is not the best picture, but you get the idea.

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Polish the piece (no picture for that step, sorry!) and then apply the resin. My husband loves this part so I let him do it. We used the blue Colores resin and mixed according to the instructions in the bottle.  He used a syringe to ensure a perfect fill. He did great!

hubby applying resin to jewelry

hubby applying resin to jewelry

Allow a few hours to dry and its ready!

Always With Love Butterfly Ring

Always With Love Open Butterfly Ring