What a perfect day! Today I have been helping a couple to make each other a silver wedding ring. We began the day by looking at examples and talking about preferred finishes, as this has an impact on the size of the ring band. Then they had a bit of practice with a jewellers piercing saw and making hammer marks before measuring fingers and carefully calculating the length of silver strip required allowing for the different widths and thicknesses they had chosen. After filing the ends of their silver strips they bent them to meet precisely before soldering them. Then came the fun and noisy part – creating the hammered textures.
This kind of workshop is always really rewarding – I love to see the pleasure clients get from making their own special piece of jewellery.