This beautiful ring with a timeless design features a sparkling, clear cubic zirconia floating in a textured cradle. The ring band has a D-profile, and is therefore especially comfortable to wear. The ring construction is straightforward but slightly challenging.
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm (CST)
Instructor: Sulie Girardi
Skill Level: Intermediate Pre-requisite: some previous metal clay knowledge is helpful
Materials Kit: 20 grams fine silver metal clay, silicone mold, pot of paste, polishing kit, one fireable, clear cubic zirconia stone.
- Basic metal clay tool kit: roller, 20 playing cards, scalpel/craft knife, small paintbrush, fluffy medium paintbrush, olive oil, plastic drinking straw, sanding sponges, toothpicks. Flat working surface such as a tile. Wire brush, steel or brass.
- Straight salon board (nail file)
- Saranwrap/ cling film
- small cup of water
- "snake roller" or piece of acrylic or plastic about 4-6 inches long (optional)
- Texture of choice: a piece of wallpaper works very well for this project
- small dowel , bubble tea straw or other curved surface for doming a rectangle
- Round or half round sanding stick: a dowel covered with sand paper does the job as well
- Firing set-up (Butane torch with butane or electric kiln, soldering board or fire brick, Fire tweezers) Fiber blanket or vermiculite to support ring during firing.
- Rubber-tipped clay shaper
- Small piece of glass, plexiglass or other transparent firm material
- Ring mandrel
- ring sizer
- Strip (approx 4" by 1") of non-stick, flexible material, such as a teflon reusable baking sheet.
- several small pieces of of non-stick, flexible material, such as a teflon reusable baking sheet. (3" by 3") Or "Tuffcards" available at Cooltools.us
- scotch tape
- Drying arrangement of choice: such as mug warmer or food dehydrator. Additionally, a small box and hairdryer help to speed up drying after the initial drying phase.
- liver of sulfer patina gel if desired