Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rock Ring DIY

I've always been a fan of rocks. Gemstones, geodes, fool's gold, all things rock. My brother and I used to have a fort in our backyard where we would put our rock collections and study all the books on rocks we could find. We were sure we were going to have careers involving our knowledge of such subjects. Then as the years went on, we discovered other interests. I still love rocks and stones and still have my collection from when I was younger. 

All that to introduce my fun little ring that I made this morning!


I got this stone when I was I took a metal working class several years ago. I figured it was too pretty to be sitting in my collection, and I wanted a way to show it off more!

Look at how vibrant the colors are? I love how it looks when the light hits it just right.


I used 3 different types of pliers for this; a flat nose, a round nose, and a diagonal cutter.


Then I wrapped an 18gauge silver wire around it.


On the back I used my round nose pliers to make a loop to connect the one end of the wire to the other. Then I used the flat nose to flatten out the loop.


Then I used the one side of the wire to make a ring for my finger to fit through and then wrapped the extra wire around it to secure it.



You might not be able to tell from the photos, but it is raining...again. We had such a lovely sunny weekend, what happened! Oh well. 

Love, love
-Kate

4 comments:

  1. Crazy Cat Lady CourtneyMay 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    That is one gigantic rock! Maybe another mineral of that size is in your future? ;) haha

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  2. Super cute! I love this, it's beautiful. :)

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  3. I low this idea! So simple but looks so pretty. X

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