Tuesday, March 9, 2010

gold rings

recently i revamped my mom's engagement ring shank. she gave it to me in december to melt down (my father had the diamond reset in a new ring for christmas) but i couldn't bear to do so to such a sentimental piece of jewelry. i considered setting a new stone in the prongs or removing the setting/pushing the shoulders together, but ended up melting the tip of each prong just a bit which created a lovely little starburst. then i revamped two gold bands (also out of my mom's old jewelry) that i made a few years ago. before they were just hammered and then i flattened them in the rolling mill and resurfaced the edges for a more sleek look. i love how all three looked stacked together.

thanks for reading. (and thanks, mom!)

No comments: