This is my second attempt at this blog post.. for some reason the time I spent on blogging about my rings before was wasted as wordpress “failed’ to publish my post – fingers crossed this time….
If you are a friend of mine on Face Book or a fan of Art Clay Scotland then you will have seen my new gold rings already, but its far easier for me to talk about the process here. For there was quite alot that went into making these rings – which were made from my great grandmas old gold rings which were too small for my big fingers!!! First of all then we had to melt the gold down – which we did with a hot torch ….
Then this molten gold was poured into an ingot ….
which gave us this little nugget of gold….
Which was drawn through a rolling mill to give us enough length to make two rings…
So now we have our gold. And the actual process of making the rings began. This is the first time Ive ever worked with gold metal before – Ive only ever worked with Gold Clay in the past – so this was fun for me! First of all I had to shape the ring on a mandrel ..
and then set the stone …
Then a little polishing, and a repeat of the process left me with these two rings!!
I have worn them everyday with pride and really did make them myself under Jareds expert eye and tuition. They feel special and full of meaning to me!
Just as soon as I can I’ll be uploading, onto our web site, all the details of how you can make you own wedding/civil partnership rings with Jared. With an expert guiding you every step of the way its surprisingly easy to make beautiful, professional rings – and of course there will be that extra option of using your own gold too!!
Take a look at Jared ‘s web site here to see his stunning work!