Thursday, 2 January 2014

BOLD Ring Collection Once upon a time ...


 Again I've been away too long from my blog .... I had a really bad case of vertigo  in other words so dizzy I would fall down doctors orders was no tv and NO computer ... well I'm back now ..



I would like to show you all  "A work in progress" I've been having so much fun making Big Bold copper rings I've actually named it my  BOLD RING COLLECTION ..


 This is the story of how one of my Bold copper rings comes to life ......
Once upon a time there was a lonely piece of copper sitting on my work bench ,I took my saw and cut a long strip filed it down then decided to add a bezel .... My first try at making and attaching a bezel  ,it actually turned out ok :)


The next step was to slowly shape it round a mandrel to get it looking something like a ring hammering it softly  just enough to harden it  and shape it without marking it ....
 then I had to decide what else to do with it a little fold here and a little fold there ..then yes that's it .... 

Still very messy in need of a real good clean to remove the fire scale  ,so time for lemon and salt so simple but so amazing in just a few seconds the copper becomes shiny like new a good rinse and dry.
Now there was a small problem with the bezel the copper I used was a touch too thick to fold gently over the sides of the stone  I did mention this was my first bezel ... so I cheated a bit by  using a dab of E6000 and put the little faceted garnet in ,it actually helped the stone to raise a little higher so it looked much better ,I have heard other people doing it this way ... 


Well then after a really good polish it looks great well that's my opinion I would love to hear yours too ,below you can comment and let me know or if you have any questions please do ask ..
  Lots of love and kisses HELEN ♥


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