The Tennis bracelet and the Eternity Ring
I am doing two projects at class; the reason I am doing two more or less simultaneously is mainly to let my brain cool down as I will explain.
The first is a Tennis Bracelet for this I had to roll out a strip of silver 5.5 mm wide and 2.5 mm deep, then I had to saw cuts into the silver at 5.5mm intervals along the strip, these cuts are then filed out first with a square file and then a round file to leave grooves along the strip deep enough to have a 2 mm wire seated into it to half the diameter of the wire.
I then saw through the groove separating each little piece of the future bracelet, the width is measured again and divided by 3 to give me the lengths of wire I must cut to be soldered in place to ultimately form hinges, the small bits of wire are 1.3 mm in length. (Cool off and work on ring project for a bit)
These completed modules will now be cleaned up and then cast to form approximately 40 the wires will then be drilled to form hinges.
|Tennis bracelet components|
The ring will be an eternity ring with nine 3mm Iolites set in it, I now have to drill 9 holes into the surface of the ring to start preparing the channel to receive the stones.
I have a feeling this ring is going to take an eternity to finish......