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Making an Amethyst Ring

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, April 7, 2016, In : Rings 
I thought I would post some progress shots as I make another amethyst ring. You can see here my faceted amethyst cabochon, 20g silver sheet, gallery wire and 1.6mm silver wire oval ring. 



I prepare the gallery wire and oval ring by sanding the bottoms flat on 400 grit emery paper. Everything then gets assembled. I find it easier soldering everything at once. Occasionally I need to go back and add some more solder if there are gaps anywhere around the edge of the oval wire ring. You will notice...
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On My Bench Today

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, In : Rings 
I have been thinking for a while about making wide ring bands by layering rings with different texture together so today I tried a few ways of preparing the rings for soldering. I had in mind holding the rings together with binding wire and adding the solder chips between the rings on the inside of the ring to solder. I couldn't seem to get that to work though. The rings wouldn't stay securely in place despite tightening the binding wire as much as possible.What I finally did was place tiny h...
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I Have fallen in love with Prehnite

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, In : Stone Setting 
From the moment I received these prehnite stones my mind was full of possibilities - I love the cool colour and the simple shape and could visualize a brushed finish on the silver to contrast with the transluscent stone. I started with simple stud earrings and then added to the collection. I finally completed the ring yesterday:



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A New Hoop Design

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Earrings 
An interesting hoop design I have trialed this week that I found in a project by Gisela Kati Andara on the Art Jewelry Magazine website. It is made from forging copper tubing and has a sterling silver earwire. It took me a little while to work out how to put them on and off but now I have it I love them. Very comfortable!!!





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