handmade with love

I received a request from a terribly sweet lady asking me to make her husband a ring. 
Seems his wedding band was lost and he was looking for something simple.

He wanted rounded edges and a satin finish.

I bought some rectangular wire and round wire and rolled them out. 

Annealing in between turns through the rolling mill.

The rectangular wire won. It flattened well in the middle and the edges rounded a bit. 

I am not the best as measuring or cutting {odd for a jeweler, I know} but I have some great tools for the job.

I tried to measure twice and cut once but it turned out I was to cut three times. {I ordered lots of extra silver, I know myself all too well.}

I filed the edges to perfection, no gaps here.

I know, there are some steps missing but it is hard to photograph while you are soldering. I am now making the edges nice and round. A ring for everyday needs to be comfortable. 

Here is a rare action shot of me sanding.

Voila! A simple band with a satin finish, made with love.

happy making!
xo, kim