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Hello to you, jewelry lover!

In this tutorial, I explain how to make my silver and amaranth wooden ring set with a sandstone cabochon.

For the story, I've studied jewelry years ago and developped a passion in metal and wood combining. Hence, the ring that I am presenting in my tutorial is a combination of everything I like in jewelry: simplicity, modernity and colors.

This jewel needs a beginner's level in jewelry and stone setting, you'll also need some jewelry tools. The fabrication would take you 5h to 6h.

For the choice of the type of wood or the color of the stone it is completely up to you, along with the alloy of metal. Just make sure that the wood you are chosing is dense and solid. I opted for amaranth and sand stone for their beautiful and warm colors.

Let's start the explanation.

Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need
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Material for the ring:

- A sheet of silver of 0,5mm thick x 5mm wide (the length will depend on finger size, I will explain in the next step) x 55mm long (in my case)

- A squared slab of amaranth wood 40x40mm, 5mm thick

- Silver solder

Material for the bezel setting:

- A sand stone cabochon of 6mm diameter

- A bezel strip of silver 0,5mm thick x 3mm wide x 20mm long (in my case, depending on the diameter of the stone)

- A sheet of silver 0,5mm thick, min 8x8mm wide

- Silver wire 1mm diameter

- Silver solder

Equipment for the complete making:

- A jewelry saw frame with 0/3 blades

- A jewelry motor with a hand piece

- A hammer handpiece for the motor

- Pliers semi round and round

- A compass

- A ruler

- Files ( cut 00 and 2)

- A round triblet

- 5.5mm and 6mm doming punches

- A wood or nylon hammer

- A 1mm drill for handpiece

- A round bur (1.5/ 2mm) and a hart bur (1.4mm)

- Rubber wheel for handpiece

- Abrasive paper ( grade 180 or 240 and 600)

- Sander rolls ( grade 240, 600 and 1200)

- A blowtorch or handtorch

- Jewelry soldering equipment ( borax or soldering liquid, tweezers, soldering block, pickling solution)

- Stone setting cement or a clamp

- Araldite or epoxy glue

- Acetone

- Oil to nourrish the wood

jessyratfink4 months ago
So gorgeous! Loved seeing how you made it. :)
CleliaB (author)  jessyratfink4 months ago
Thank you very much, I enjoy making it!
Great job!
Such a fun ring and it was fun to see how you put the stone in the wood :)
CleliaB (author)  Penolopy Bulnick4 months ago
Thanks Penelopy! Yes this way it won't fall ;)