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xx   RING

Braided rings and bracelets for kids to make from bendable ribbon. For all ages of kids.
CRAFTS Jul 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 20

Tip on having a wedding ring modified so that it will break away easily from your finger in the event of an accident.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 6

Tip: How to reglue gem stones onto rings or earrings.
GEMS & MINERALS #483 Jan 1978 pg. 20

Making a wax carving for a man's amythest ring which will be cast in gold.
GEMS & MINERALS #484 Feb 1978 pg. 7

How to make a ring for an Egyptian Scarab.
GEMS & MINERALS #485 Mar 1978 pg. 42

Projects for jewelry makers. How to combine silver mountings with natural crystals (right out of the ground) to make decorative rings.
GEMS & MINERALS #494 Dec 1978 pg. 68

How to carve, cast and assemble a ring with two truncated cones that will hold coral cabochons and with seats for pearls on each side of the cones.
GEMS & MINERALS #495 Jan 1979 pg. 58

How to make a woman's friendship ring that is a band of open heart shapes with a small pearl set in each heart. Covers carving the wax blank, casting and finishing.
GEMS & MINERALS #496 Feb 1979 pg. 6

Making a ring with square silver wire.
GEMS & MINERALS #496 Feb 1979 pg. 36

Tip: Simple device for holding a ring while working on the inside.
GEMS & MINERALS #500 Jun 1979 pg. 60

How to make a "charm" ring which has a moving top. Shank is cast from 14k yellow gold and set with a 6mm jade ball. Patterns for little finger and ring finger shanks given.
GEMS & MINERALS #502 Aug 1979 pg. 26

How to make a man's ring cast from silver with an oval cushion top cabochon cut from Kingman turquoise. Two complete sets of instructions furnished, one for the intermediate skill level and one for the advanced level which tells how to cast the bezel in place.
GEMS & MINERALS #503 Sep 1979 pg. 8

Freeform amethyst ring fashioned from sheet silver.
GEMS & MINERALS #504 Oct 1979 pg. 44

Make an adjustable ring with the adjusting mechanism hidden under the gemstone.
GEMS & MINERALS #507 Jan 1980 pg. 6

How to make a ring with a large baroque cultured pearl.
GEMS & MINERALS #507 Jan 1980 pg. 46

Make an initial ring, a wide gold band with raised letter blocks in a textured field.
GEMS & MINERALS #509 Mar 1980 pg. 6

How to make jewelry from nickel silver. Includes instructions for making a ring and a pendant.
GEMS & MINERALS #511 May 1980 pg. 54

How to design and carve jewelry. Techniques demonstrated by making a man's ring.
GEMS & MINERALS #512 Jun 1980 pg. 42

How to make a baroque-shaped turquoise ring.
GEMS & MINERALS #515 Sep 1980 pg. 26

Copper for the jewelry maker. Includes instructions for making a copper ring and pendant which hold malachite cabochons.
GEMS & MINERALS #517 Nov 1980 pg. 8

The art of filigree. Part 1. How to make elaborate filigree ring mountings.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #525 Jul 1981 pg. 16

Little gems. Quality jewelry design for small gems. Describes construction of a size 6 ring with a gemstone flanked by 4 pearls.

Tip: Use an inverted Tiffany setting (head) to form prongs on a ring mounting.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #528 Oct 1981 pg. 49

Tips for jewelry makers. (1) Cutting jade with a Damascus separating disk. (2) Use dental bristle brushes to polish jewelry. (3) Soldering ring shanks without removing stone.

Design for a pair of wedding rings based on the Mobius strip.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #535 May 1982 pg. 16

A pair of silver rings feature a feather pattern, one in positive and the other in negative relief.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #537 Jul 1982 pg. 15

Easy on the gold. Jewelry casting for the economy minded. Illustrates how to cast and finish a ring shank and top suitable for a diamond or other gem.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #539 Sep 1982 pg. 24

Silver working techniques of a master jeweler are illustrated in the hand-fabrication of a mans' ring band designed to hold a rectangular piece of gemstone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #542 Dec 1982 pg. 16

Ring mountings for faceted stones. Two designs shown.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #545 Mar 1983 pg. 65

How to make custom wedding rings from 20 gauge sheet sterling and 14 gauge square sterling wire. Several designs shown.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #548 Jun 1983 pg. 16

Two projects show how "recycled" ivory can be incorporated into new jewelry.

A no-turn pinky ring. Ring features a right-angle corner with the top and one side of the same rectangular dimension. This prevents the ring from rotating on the finger.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #550 Aug 1983 pg. 16

Fabricating a multi-stone ring.

The ring's the thing. Four designs for cabochon set jewelry.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #551 Sep 1983 pg. 30

Basket case. Making a basket-style ring mounting for a faceted stone.

How to fabricate a ring mandrel from a tapered steel chair leg.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #557 Mar 1984 pg. 38

Details of a soldering jig which holds a ring shank in place on a ring top during the soldering process.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #558 Apr 1984 pg. 30

A channel formula for any size piece. How to make a piece of channel jewelry featuring a thunderbird motif.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #560 Jun 1984 pg. 16

Some thoughts on custom wedding rings. Arriving at a design that will please everyone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #560 Jun 1984 pg. 30

Tip: Determining how much to cut out or add to a ring when resizing.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #563 Sep 1984 pg. 14

Fly a kite ring. A kite-shaped piece of silver sheet is formed into a ring and decorated with a carnelian scarab.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #569 Apr 1985 pg. 10

Cast metal ring and mount for a round gemstone is designed to be fabricated quickly and easily. Includes tips on ways to shortcut the casting process.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #570 May 1985 pg. 46

Good jewelry design is simple. Producing a ring that shows the gemstone to advantage.

Creation in carnelian. Making a set of earrings, a pendant and a ring from carnelian agate in silver mountings.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #574 Sep 1985 pg. 16

Silvercraft: The art of silversmithing the Indian way. Part 3. Forming the bezel and ring band and mounting a stone to form a completed ring.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1978 (v.32#6) pg. 1278

A parure, a matching set of jewelry. Pictures and detailed text describe how a pendant, ring, bracelet and earrings of matching design were made from imperial red rhodonite and gold. Includes design sketches and bill of materials.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1978 (v.32#9) pg. 1892

Tips on setting a stone in the prongs of a ring without chipping the gem material.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1979 (v.33#5) pg. 1146

A guide to the types of stone setting that an amateur can do. Covers bezel setting and prong setting.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1979 (v.33#9) pg. 1936

Crafting turquoise jewelry. Part 4. Setting turquoise and shaping wire, rings, and bracelets.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.34#5) pg. 1098

Crafting turquoise jewelry. Part 7. Project 5: Eight-petaled lotus necklace. Project 6: Flamingo pendant. Project 7: Wire earrings. Project 8: Fish pendant. Project 9: Inlaid ring.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.34#8) pg. 1736

Details of the construction of a man's pinkie signet ring.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.34#8) pg. 1838

Instant rings, a project for beginners. How to form finger rings from metal wire.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.34#12) pg. 2646

How to form a silver ring decorated with "flower" petals, "oak" leaves and a small pearl.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1981 (v.35#4) pg. 948

How to fabricate ring shanks from 16 gauge square silver wire.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.35#5) pg. 1148

Ring making. Tips from a tool and die maker on simple tools you can make when constructing finger rings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1984 (v.38#3) pg. 492

A stacked ring project. The object is to achieve a "cast look" to a mounting using fabrication techniques. This is achieved by stacking rings of twisted wire.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1984 (v.38#4) pg. 560

Tip: Combine or add to commercial wax ring patterns rather than starting from scratch.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1986 (v.40#3) pg. 15

Making a cluster ring. Metalsmithing skills plus time and patience are all one needs to create the "queen of rings".
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1986 (v.40#5) pg. 57

Tip: Use a potato as a heat sink when soldering on a ring.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1986 (v.40#5) pg. 66

Ring making. Part 1. A professional goldsmith discusses the procedures involved in soldering a wire-mount head onto an accented ring shank and methods of sizing rings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1987 (v.40#11) pg. 71

Ring making. Part 2. Sinking multiple heads into a free-form shank.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1987 (v.40#12) pg. 45

Ring making. Part 3. Techniques for adding accent stones to a "Tiffany-styled" colored stone mount. Finishing procedures for all three rings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1987 (v.41#2) pg. 57

Wax carving with new twists. A machining jig, angle platform, and "V" blocks are tools specially designed by the author for carving wax models. Preparing a wax model of a ring shank with diamond plates is detailed.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1987 (v.41#5) pg. 57

Coral suite. The interconnecting branches of a coral become the focal point of a pendant design with matching ring and earrings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1987 (v.41#7) pg. 49

The vector technique, a simple, effective method of tightening loose stones in four- or six-prong rings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1988 (v.41#11) pg. 74

Technique for attaching shoulders on rings to add strength and stability to the collet.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1988 (v.42#9) pg. 92

A convertible seat. With this versatile design, metalsmiths can set a cabochon or other flat back gem in a ring. The mounting can be modified to accept a faceted gem.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1991 (v.45#2) pg. 80

Man's ring. How to fabricate the wax pattern for a sturdy and strong ring for cabochons or faceted gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1991 (v.45#6) pg. 71

Use that pin. Part 3. Filing the shank of a ring to final shape.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1992 (v.46#6) pg. 73

Weave a ring. A simple diagonal woven ring band is an introduction to the process of wire weaving. Also suitable for making bracelet bands.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1992 (v.46#8) pg. 61

Sizing rings. How to achieve the correct size for an existing ring without creating problems or permanent damage in the process. Part 1. Reducing the size of a ring band.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1993 (v.46#12) pg. 69

Sizing rings. Part 2. Enlarging the size of a ring band.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1993 (v.47#1) pg. 131

A layout for rings. How to draw a preliminary layout for a simple ring design prior to carving the wax model.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1994 (v.47#10) pg. 103

Inside curve. How to create a wax model for a classic geometric ring. Part 1. Cutting the wax blank to the right width and making the finger hole the right size.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1994 (v.47#11) pg. 97

Inside curve. How to create a wax model for a classic geometric ring. Part 2. Completing the outer shape and adding the details to a wax ring.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1994 (v.47#12) pg. 87

Finger rings made from assorted beads and brass, copper, or silver wire.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1994 (v.48#2) pg. 86

An all-purpose tendril setting (a simple, 6-armed "snowflake") for a ring is fabricated from 16 to 20 gauge wire and is especially useful for irregular stones such as tumbled gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1994 (v.48#2) pg. 92

"Secret" adjustable ring. An intermediate silversmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1994 (v.48#5) pg. 94

A pair of Jyotish rings. An advanced lost wax metalwork project. Details on making the wax model for a ring which requires that the large gemstone actually touch the finger.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1994 (v.48#9) pg. 80

Solderless silver ring. A beginner-level silversmith project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1995 (v.49#1) pg. 150

Wide band silver ring. A beginner-to-intermediate metalsmith project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1995 (v.49#3) pg. 94

Bent wire rings. A beginner-level bead and wire project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1995 (v.49#6) pg. 86

Renaissance ring. Design is reminiscent of Medieval crosses and Renaissance jewelry. Intermediate-to-advanced metalsmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1997 (v.51#3) pg. 79

Stamped ring bands. Beginner-to-intermediate silversmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1998 (v.51#10) pg. 80

A ring for spring. Ring is fashioned from silver wire, wrapped to hold three beads or pearls. Beginner-to-intermediate wirework project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1998 (v.51#12) pg. 72

Inlaid opal ring. Intermediate-to-advanced project. Part 1. Working the opal.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1998 (v.52#5) pg. 73

Inlaid opal ring. Part 2. A five-section ring. Polishing the opal and the gold.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1998 (v.52#6) pg. 85

Oxidized silver ring. Make an inexpensive silver ring and decorate it with a carved design accented by the matte black of oxidation.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 101

Wedding band combines platinum and fused gold. Intermediate-to-advanced project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1999 (v.52#12) pg. 93

Multistone ring. Unique ring uses half of a stone donut to frame a round cabochon. Intermediate jewelry-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1999 (v.53#1) pg. 67

Silver cabochon ring. A large cab is set atop a freeform silver sheet. The ring band is made from round wire. Intermediate project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1999 (v.53#2) pg. 307

Double-layered shank ring. Intermediate-to-advanced project. Part 1. Making the stone-setting assembly, the inner shank, and the outer shank.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1999 (v.53#3) pg. 59

Double-layered shank ring. Part 2. Fitting the outer shank and setting the stone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1999 (v.53#4) pg. 96

Four silver jewelry gifts to make in your shop. (1) Heart ring. (2) Scroll cross. (3) Large ring with stone. (4) Ring and scroll pendant.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 94

How to make rings and pendants from old silverware.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 16

How to make wooden finger-rings from small pieces of decorative wood.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 81