Gold & Silver Stacking Rings Part 2

 

This is part two of a series on making stacking rings, to read part 1 click here.

Having made the silver rings I then needed to cut out the gold details and solder them on the rings.

Filing flat are on rings for gold detail
Filing flat are on rings for gold detail

 

I begin by filing an area on the rings so the gold triangles will be able to sit flat on the bands. Then I cut the mark out the different size triangles on my gold sheet.

Marking out Triangles (and drinking tea!)
Marking out Triangles (and drinking tea!)

Because the gold details are so small they need to be held in a ring clamp when filing and cutting them out.

Cutting out Gold Detail
Cutting out Gold Detail

 

Filing edges of gold
Filing edges of gold
Cutting out gold detail
Cutting out gold detail

Once I have all the gold pieces cut out I place them on the rings to make sure everything sits nicely together and they will work in a variety of positions. I stick these on with blu tack so I can move them around easily.

Checking gold detail on rings
Checking gold detail on rings

When I’m happy with the size, shape and direction of each of the gold triangles I can start setting up for soldering.

Setting up for soldering
Setting up for soldering

It’s not a great photo as the sun started streaming in the workshop window. Once I’ve finished all the soldering I’ll post pictures of the finished rings.

 

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