Friday, May 28, 2010

Rings and re-sizing

Rings. I have been having an absolute blast making them lately. Used to shy away from them because of resizing. I asked an opinion of other jewelers on Flickr about resizing and rings and received helpful advice. Everyone on Flickr is just so nice. So, the helpful advice I shall pass on was as follows:

1.Set the stone AFTER the ring is sold, and photograph the stone just sitting in the mounting. No resizing necessary.

2. Hammer up to the size needed. Make sure the ring shank is thick enough to accomodate hammering.

3. Leave one end of the shank open in the design. This makes the ring multi-sized.

These were the best three. All in all there was much to consider for the next few rings on my bench.

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