gold smithing

It’s DONE! Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings 6: The Finishing

By Erin L / July 4, 2013 / 4 Comments

This is where the rubber meets the road in the jewelry-making process. Finishing can make or break a piece. With casting, if care is taken with the wax (ie. making sure the wax if very smooth, free of nicks and scratches, and nice and even) then your finished piece will be that much easier to…

Read More

Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings 4: Casting Part 1

By Erin L / July 1, 2013 / Comments Off on Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings 4: Casting Part 1

Now the action begins. Casting is a 2-day process and it starts with prepping the wax rings by attaching sprues; essentially little hoses, which will attach to a wee wax funnel where the molten metal will flow in. The sprues are attached using a drop of hot wax. Once that’s done, they’re fitted into the…

Read More

Jewelry Blog: Making My Brothers Wedding Rings, Part 1

By Erin L / March 25, 2013 / 5 Comments

It’s a daunting (by special) request as a hobby silversmith; can you please make our wedding rings? My brother and his wife-to-be have requested I venture out of my almost exclusively silver-working, and create matching wedding bands for them in gold. To Match My Mom’s Ring This is no ordinary task either; the band is…

Read More