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I Just Could Not Wait!!!

For our anniversary I made my husband a ring AND I gave it to him 4 days before our anniversary.  

I knew from the start that it could of been disastrous because I have never set a stone directly on top of a ring before. But the only way I can get better at it is to just make it and keep making rings.  So I faced my fears and just jumped in.

Usually I take FOREVER to make anything as some of you may know.  However, I was on a deadline and it took me only 1 day to make it.  Unbelievable!  Also, the ring actually fit!

The band was textured by going through a rolling mill.  I then cut the length and width needed.  I used Contenti's Blank Ring Sizing Chart. Choose the ring size and then added 0.5mm to that because the width of this ring was over 4 mm.  This ring was 8 mm in width overall. 

The stone is turquoise and measures about 6 mm.  Making the bezel to go around the stone was easy.  The hard part was filing the bezel to sit on the ring shank.  You have to use a curved file and start to shape the bottom.  Sorry...I didn't take any pictures of my journey.  :( 

Making the ring was a learning curve indeed and it wasn't perfect.  But I think that is what makes the ring special.

Yay!  It's Wednesday.  Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.


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