I've started taking a great jewelry class at the Cultural Arts Center here in Columbus. I LOVE this class. I've gone off in a bunch of crazy directions with my jewelry, and this is a chance to get some of those basic skills / best practices I missed along the way. Yesterday's assigned project was to make a 3-piece rolling ring, often known as a Russian Wedding Ring. Three interconnected rings roll up and down the finger, over/under each other.
I had a little time challenge today because I was scheduled to babysit my 3 month old grandson Brendan 8-5:30. So I got up at 4 a.m. and made this ring before he got here!
Anyway, bottom line, this isn't my design but it was a great learning project. I soldered all three rings closed individually, sized and shaped them, then cut two of them back apart, fit them together properly, and re-soldered. All three rings must be exactly the same size and perfectly round for the ring to roll properly along the finger. And it does! I have been playing with it all day :-)
Very full and fun day. I am dead tired now. Early to bed and see you tomorrow!
Sue Lacy Wired
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