In this video, you'll learn how to create a fun wire ring for rough stones. Using 18 gauge sterling silver wire, Jennifer solders the ring shape and creates a setting for the rough stone to sit in. This technique can be used for not only rings, but pendants and earrings as well. A great video for any beginner to soldering!
Jennifer Dins has been making metal clay jewelry since 2009, after a potentially terminal cancer diagnosis in 2006 permanently sidelined her from a 25-year management career, she retired in 2009 and to follow her creative heart and to explore this new medium. Working this clay is easy on her sore hands and joints and allows her to feel a sense of accomplishment every time a piece is complete. The uniqueness of this material allows her to add personalized fingerprints, paw prints and even handwriting directly into the silver. She now believes it is her calling to help people manage a particularly difficult time through the creation of meaningful sterling silver heirloom pieces.
The tools and supplies used in this video are listed below.