Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs

Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs
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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Gemstone Rings

Recently I have been challenging myself to make rings using different techniques... 

My latest creation features a bezel set square faceted cushion cabochon.  It was really satisfying filing down the back plate to the bezel and making the join seamless (it felt a bit like magic!).

Amethyst Sterling Silver Gemstone Ring
I have also been making rings using a basket set faceted stone.  This is really fiddly but I found using my new ball burrs and stonesetting burrs really helped the stone sit in the setting.

Peridot Sterling Silver Gemstone Ring
Following a demonstration by Soham Harrison on YouTube (he is SO good!), I made another ring using a claw setting.  Again the burrs really helped and I have also bought a small table top vice which held the ring whilst I set the stone.

Citrine Sterling Silver Gemstone Ring
All these rings are available in my online shops (Etsy and Folksy).

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Gemstone Bangles

Sterling Silver Gemstone Bangles (Carnelian, Amazonite, Amethyst) 
At the beginning of the summer I made a bezel setting for a rainbow moonstone.  The stone was roughly square and I hadn't made a square bezel before.  Having made it, I looked at it and pondered what to turn it into... a pendant?... a ring?  Then last week I decided to make it the feature of a bangle.  I used to make bangles a long time ago with 'coiled jewels' (http://ksjewellerydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/sale-coiled-jewel-bangles.html) so decided to use a similar decorative clasp.

 Rainbow Moonstone Sterling Silver Bangle
I have just listed the 3 bangles above in my online shops (Etsy & Folksy).  The rainbow moonstone one is mine but I have just bought some more of these lovely stones so will be making another one very soon.