Thursday, 19 April 2018

poor defeated spinner ring

One of my earliest projects in silversmithing class was this fiddle ring.  I loved that ring and wore it every day.  I made it to fit on my middle finger.  Then I lost some weight.  You couldn't tell I'd lost weight, none of it came off my fat bits, it all came off my fingers!  The ring was too big... and no, I can't wear it on my thumb, my thumb is smaller than my middle finger.  I gave it to my BFF and set out to make another.


Complete and utter failure!  I only had a small piece of silver that wasn't long enough, so I rolled it through the rolling mill with a texture, and soldered on some copper.  I quite liked the two tone effect.  I made the small outer ring from square wire.  


Once the main ring is soldered, The outside is domed to keep the smaller ring in place.  The join between the silver and copper split.  I straightened, re-soldered, domed, it split.  Again and again.  Finally, I managed it!  I put the smaller ring on, domed the other end, and...



It doesn't spin!!  The outer ring is too small.

Failure.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

It may not spin, but the copper inset creates a lovely effect!

Christine said...

Oh no! How frustrating. It still looks pretty though

Pudding et Biscotte said...

Losing weight does not have good sides only :(( It is a pity you cannot finish the ring because the base was very interesting!

Bethany said...

Well, it's not a failure if you pretend it wasn't supposed to spin. It looks pretty in photos. You should wear it anyway.

pennydog said...

Nooo, that's sad :(

However I can't get over that your finger is bigger than your thumb?!

Anonymous said...

But it's still pretty!! You just made an anti-spinner ring. ;o)

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Anonymous said...

This is my first time here and I'm amazed to see a silversmithing project! That's one of my past passions, too, and I completely feel your pain with this frustrating project. I would do the same thing, solve one problem after another, only to have a new one appear . . . especially with soldering. Maybe that's why I mostly stick to fiber arts now . . .

Jane Galley said...

very frustrating, but it does look good

Karen S said...

It looks like you are really going to miss out on this one. What a shame after all that hard work! will you try again?