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Processes

1. How to make a ring from a curved concave disc and how to make the band fit the curvature of the back of the disc

 

Processes

METALSMITHING PROCESSES

There are lots of techniques in metalsmithing.  The most basic ones are sawing, filing and sanding, soldering, hammering, forming, texturing, stone-setting and the list goes on.  I use all of these and some other ones when I make a piece.  I really do love all of the processes involved in taking a piece of jewelry from beginning to the final product. 

Sometimes in my classes while we are involved in a project, we will take photos of the steps involved.  Following  are some step by step photos of making a ring from a large concave disc and getting the band of the ring to fit properly so it will make a good solder joint.