Wednesday, January 26, 2011


THAW2011-3, originally uploaded by SilverBlueberry.

Last week's Thing a Week is this ring. A pretty simple round band with a tube set peridot in the middle.

I struggled for a while with the right tubing and making the seat for the stone. First I tried out a piece of tubing and it seemed the right size for this stone. When I cut the seat however, the stone got all wonky and it was obvious that the tube was slightly too big for setting this stone.

The solution was to put a back plate on the tube and put a smaller tube inside the outer tube that serves as a seat for the stone. I then cut out the seat with a round bur, put in the stone and folded over the bezel.