Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs

Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs
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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Rings, rings and more rings

I love making rings and recently I have been making lots of different rings... some commissioned rings where I have worked with the customer to create their own design, some rings where I have challenged myself to create a ring design that will fit many different sized fingers and some rings where I have been trying out new techniques...

Kyanite Flower and Swirls Sterling Silver Ring
This ring was an engagement ring I made for a customer.  He specified that he wanted a kyanite gemstone with a flower setting and allowed me to freely create the swirly design.  It was so much fun making this ring as I started with a basic sketch and then added extra swirls and circle to balance the design and to add strength.

Sapphire Swirl Sterling Silver Ring

Another engagement ring where my customer wanted a simple swirl setting with a sapphire which is his girlfriend's birthstone.  The sapphire is set in a tube setting.

Labradorite Flowering Vine Sterling Silver Ring
This ring design came about when I was exploring the idea of 'one ring fits all sizes'.  This adjustable ring band is not soldered closed but is a bit like a spring.  It can be stretched larger or squeezed smaller.  It is ideal for fingers with larger knuckles as it can be placed on the finger and then lightly pushed around to fit.

Five Petal Flowering Vine Sterling Silver Ring
Another adjustable ring with a flower and two leaves.

Turquoise Fancy Bezel Sterling Silver Ring
A recent addition to my ring designs where I have been exploring adding hand stamped textures.  A 'big and bold' ring, not for the shy ring wearer!  This ring measures 2.5cm across and I have stamped around the bezel setting and given it a scalloped edge.

Blue Chalcedony Striped Ring
Another bezel set ring.  The faceted blue chalcedony gemstone is an irregular shape, so I gave it an irregular shaped striped patterned setting.

Some of these rings can be found in the 'Rings' section on my website: http://ksjewellerydesigns.co.uk/ either as 'made to order' or 'ready to send' items.