Handcrafted Jewelry: Making a Sweetheart Ring

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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8 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Intro

      3:28
    • 2. Project Tools

      3:33
    • 3. Project Materials

      6:52
    • 4. Shaping the bottom of the ring

      3:02
    • 5. Shaping the top of the ring

      6:45
    • 6. Finishing the ring Part 1

      5:30
    • 7. Finishing the ring Part 2

      7:22
    • 8. Closing

      0:16

Project Description

Make a fun & quirky Sweetheart Ring

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Learn how to make a beautiful Sweetheart Ring with wire and some basic tools. This class is for beginners, intermediate, or experienced jewelry makers. I look forward to go over everything you will need to create this project in the videos, and guide you step-by-step through the process.  Please upload photos of your own process and your finished product when completed. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have at any point.  I am very patient and I don't believe there is such thing as a dumb question.  ; )   I can't wait to see what you do! 

If you are needing resources to purchase wire, FireMountainGems.com has a lot of great choices for alternative wire choices.  I can only find the anodized steel wire at the hardware stores.  If you are shopping online, you can try this listing on HomeDepot.com: 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/OOK-18-Gauge-x-100-ft-Galvanized-Steel-Wire-Rope-50131/100125749?keyword=18+gauge+anodized+steel+wire

Or this one from Lowes.com:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_62933-37672-122036___?productId=3036771&pl=1&Ntt=18+gauge+anodized+steel+wire.  

And this is a the plyers set that I purchased although I didn't purchase from this seller.  I encourage you to check the reviews and if you are not liking this one try another seller or a slightly different plyers set: 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IAEJYKU?psc=1

I generally get my beads on FireMountainGems.com (see link below).  They have a large selection with good product descriptions and an online chat option if you have any questions before purchasing.  

http://www.firemountaingems.com

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