We love to make silver rings in the Halstead Studio. These simple stackers are a low price-point crowd pleaser. If you're preparing for a show, a holiday is around the corner or you just want to bulk up inventory, ring bands can be a great addition to your collection. It only takes one solder join and under 15 minutes of finishing work for a completed silver ring band. They're quick and easy to make. Here are the steps for soldering pattern wire rings.
Step 1. Shaping
Note: If using pattern wire, try to match the pattern for a seamless band, if that's impossible read below for additional ideas.
Step 2: Soldering
Tip: If you have a problem holding the seam closed, grip it tightly with a pair of third hands.
Step 3: Finishing
Think outside the box
|Lining up pattern wire can be difficult, especially when you are trying to make a specific size. Rings must be precise which doesn't allow much room for blending the two ends together. Here's where charm embellishments and other jewelry components can help. In the image to the left, we've soldered on charms, settings and even a heishe bead halo to break up the pattern or make a plain ring band pop. It's fun to think of findings that you can use!|
Watch the Soldering Process
Shop at Halstead for pattern, bezel and half-round silver wires, metal sheet, findings and more.
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