THE PROCESS OF MAKING A RING
Posted on 10 May 2018
As a nature lover, I’ve been inspired by morning sunrises by the river. Isn’ it beautiful to see such pure natural beauty? No filters just a calming, atmospheric effect where the morning light is reflecting in glistening dewdrops on leaves. I believe that nature is art and harmony and teaches us
“if you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere”
- Vincent Van Gogh
I felt inspired to mark this sight into a statement ring that reflects a woman’s own inner radiating beauty.
Although technology has made many things possible in jewellery manufacture, some styles are not suitable for computers hence the
I often go straight into working with sterling silver and for the lily ring I’m sawing out two leaf shapes from a sheet of sterling silver. A saw frame and blade are the essential tools for this technique! The blades are 0.2-0.5mm and as you can imagine are easily breakable if I’m not paying attention
I always loved
The silver had to be annealed (softened) with a torch first to be able to apply the effect. Using a hammer skillfully, I’ve applied the desired texture to the leaves and on the border, it’s
SOLDERING & FUNCTION
Next step is to solder the leaves on the ring shanks, and creating bezels for the stones. I use a
At this stage the ring has had a basic polish, it’s nearly finished! Setting stones is the most
I often chose gemstone colours and shapes based on what I’ve seen in nature or I just get inspired by the gem itself.
I’ve chosen grey labradorite and citrine gemstones as they represented well nature colours and the sun.
This handcrafted with love ring is ideal for special occasions or everyday chic! Express your love for nature in an organic elegant way here: