Ring a Ring of Turquoise
I'm happy to say that I am keeping up my stone setting! It is a methodical process and takes me all day at the moment because I want to get everything perfect. Still, I am happy with the results I am getting.
My best piece so far is this ring with an 8mm turquoise stone that I made my sister for her 18th birthday. It has that lovely beaten texture round the ring that catches the light and sparkles.
|Two rings made up and beaten to texture|
|2 Rings made, 2 settings made, |
2 stones to be set
|Checking the stone fits the cup & seeing |
how much height to file down
|Cup filed to size and flat section filed on |
ring. Testing they sit nicely together
and are level
|Both parts soldered together|
|And into the pickle solution to clean up|
|Stone set and burnished nicely|
|A lovely finished gift|
|Beaten ring with turquoise stone|
And what better stone for her to choose than turquoise? My favourite!
I hope to one day have these on the website but I think that will be when I have more working days to devote to making jewellery. Beaten silver bands coming soon though! Watch this space and get your ring size ready!
Natasha Fraser Handcrafted Jewellery