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Making a ring today
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:08:59 AM »

Decided on South western style. Trying my hand atleast. Just need to set the stones now and polish the heck out of it.
The wings are symbolic to her late grandfather. Benny was a really great person, one of a kind. I miss him actually even though I left his daughter.
My daughter was his life, rest in peace Benny.














Now I see why the native American rings cost so much. So much work goes into them it's insane.

Buffing wheels tomorrow.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 01:12:15 AM »

one of the stones isnt fitting in the hole, before i smash the ring with a hammer i walked away until i wake up in the morning.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 01:43:07 AM »

That is frustrating, I'm sure you'll fix it and it's going to be beautiful!

liz
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 01:51:40 AM »

Coming along well, just one stone being a bugger.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 09:44:02 AM »

don't smash it, like you did just walk away and things will go better in the future. I find when I try to force things it just gets tougher and doesn't turn out right and a solution will come when I calm down :)
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 11:56:17 AM »

I wish I had your inspiration for creating things.  Why won't the stone fit?  If it's too big you can always work the size down a little.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2014, 11:56:33 AM »

Getting closer.

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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2014, 11:57:50 AM »

When I put the beaded half round wire on, the heat bent the bezel inward halfway up the bezel. Live and learn


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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2014, 11:58:56 AM »

I used rogue river Oregon red jasper instead of coral . Don't have coal and I'm broke lol


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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2014, 12:02:08 PM »

Sandsave goes out and collects Red Horn Coral, maybe he would be interested in making a trade with you for some.

The ring is really nice!  You are very talented, I admire that.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2014, 04:21:19 PM »

Your patience paid off. Love it.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2014, 05:49:42 PM »

i think i really like the hardness of the jasper and the variable colors over a solid red.
I almost used red mook porcelain jaspser but i thought the variable colors in the red was a little different so i went with it.

I purposely didnt grind the red to a glass smooth round finish, the rougher polished crowns look awsome i think.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 05:54:02 PM »

I wish I had your inspiration for creating things.  Why won't the stone fit?  If it's too big you can always work the size down a little.
you have it, you see something then just proceed with making it!

I originally was going to make two almost identical rings for my Daughter and who she chose to give the other to. But then that thought of her giving it to her mother (wretched woman) turned my stomach so i made it to only fit my Daughter lol!
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2014, 07:09:23 PM »

Looking real good, Randy!  Your daughter will love it!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 07:21:17 PM »

Looking real good, Randy!  Your daughter will love it!   :thumbsup:
i hope.
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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 08:20:18 PM »

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Re: Making a ring today
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2014, 07:47:16 AM »

your ring turned out great!!! I know the new owner will wear it proudly :)
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