Labradorite Sterling Silver Double Band Ring
I made this completely from scratch and I know it is far from perfect (this is the best angle!) but I feel quite proud of the end product. I wanted a challenge and I certainly gave myself a challenge, however I learnt so much during the process, mainly about controlling the heat of the torch so that previous soldered joints do not open up again. Oh, that was so frustrating! I was able to refill most of these with lower melting point solder but I couldn't manage to do that for the thin band around the outside of the bezel (see bottom left). I had to leave it faulty, and those who know me well will know I am quite a perfectionist, so that is quite hard for me to admit. I made this ring for me, so I will have to consider it a kind of 'war wound' and still love it in spite of its imperfections.
Lessons learnt, I was surprised how satisfying I found making a ring. So much so, that I have just had delivered a ring mandrel (with sizing) so will probably be offering rings for sale some time in the future - watch this space!