Here at Halstead, we sell a wide variety of finger rings, from stacking and midi rings to basic ring bands and more. Step outside of the box with me to create memorable pieces using links, pattern sheet and other fun jewelry making supplies. The four rings shown below are simple to make and can all be finished in a day. Three require soldering while one uses cold connections.
Riveted Quad Ring (skills: drilling, riveting & finishing)
I chose two 4mm-wide rings for this design. The rivets that I used were wide and so I needed the surface space to drill 2mm holes. The width of the two bands kept the piece nice and sturdy when it was finished.
To flatten the rivet inside of the ring I chose a small punch and alternated hammering it on either side of the ring band.
- 4 = Sterling silver 1/4in rivets (Item # SHR25)
- 2= 4mm sterling silver ring bands (Item # SR427S)
- 1 = 15.7mm sterling silver round quad link (Item # SA204)
CZ Nestled in a Satin Ring Band (skills: piercing, soldering, filing, finishing, setting)
Using flat & round needle files, shape the ring band so it fits flush around the tube bezel.
- 1 = 4mm CZ (Item # CZ40LG)
- 1 = 4mm sterling silver tube bezel (Item # S5024)
- 1 = 2mm sterling silver ring band (Item # SR227S)
Structured Circle Link with CZ (skills: soldering, finishing, setting)
Solder this all at one time using medium solder. I dropped one piece in the middle of the tube bezel and then one tiny piece between the outside of the tube bezel and the structured circle on each side.
Cleaning this one was a little trickier than the others since I wanted to just clean the circle without damaging the satin finish on the ring band. To do this, I used a hard horsehair brush, followed by a medium goat/horse hair brush and then polish on a soft goat hair brush.
- 1 = 3mm CZ (Item # CZ30)
- 1 = 3mm sterling silver tube bezel (Item # S5023)
- 1 = 3mm sterling silver satin ring band (Item # SR3328)
- 1 = 10.8mm sterling silver structured circle link (Item # SH4101)
Wood Grain Stacking Ring (skills: piercing, filing, patina, finishing)
With the stacking ring higher on the top of the ring than the pattern sheet, I chose to solder each side separately. I used hard solder on the first join then medium solder on the second one.
After dipping it in Liver of Sulfur, I used 3M radial brushes by skimming them along the top the opposite direction of the wood grain so the brush tips would not be able to reach the imprints. I followed that step with polish on a flat felt wheel to achieve a nice shine.
- 1 = 1.4mm sterling silver bar stacking ring (Item # SR5747)
- 1 1/2in = 24ga brass wood grain pattern sheet (Item # BR6924P)
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