Silver ring result of 1:1 teaching

Silver cabochon ring teachingThis ring is the result of some 1:1 teaching that I have recently provided over a couple of sessions.  There’s a lot to learn from this relatively simple exercise.

  • selection of metal – sterling &/or fine
  • soldering – hard , medium and easy all used
  • twisting of wire
  • rolling of wire
  • use of the piercing saw
  • work hardening
  • firescale
  • sizing
  • polishing
  • stone selection – shapes and types
  • stone setting/ burnishing
  • milligrain wheels
  • assay requirements

Plenty to talk about – maybe too much to remember.  Repetition helps.