Jun 4, 2012
Metal Clay Ring Fired Flat
I dapped the piece lightly using a curved wooden block to dome it a start the curve shape. The ring top was made flat, however, the design is for the top to curve along the top of a size 5 ring. I used my torch to anneal and heat up the silver again until it glowed a bit and then let it cool until I could touch it. I hammered with a rawhide mallet against a wood mandrel, then switched to my steel mandrel for the final curve shape.
Ring top resting on my size 5 finger, nice curve. Perfect for the ring band to connect.