How to make a pair of Patchwork Wedding Bands
People ask me all the time “How do you make that?” so I thought I would document myself making a pair of patchwork wedding rings.
Step 1. Cut the silver to the correct length and width.
Step 2. Stamp my name on the inside of the band…
Step 3. Cut all the little mixed metal pieces to size to make the quilt pattern.
Step 4. Solder all of the little pieces to the silver ring band with a torch.
Step 5. Shape the ring to make it round and then solder the ring together.
Step 6. Clean the fire scale (black color on metal due to heating) off the ring in the pickle (a mild acid that cleans off the fire scale).
Step 7. File the ring to make it smooth.
Step 8. Oxidize the ring (make it black) to bring out the detail.
Step 10. Rinse and polish the ring.
Step 11. Repeat to make the second ring band.
And there you have it! 2 wedding bands ready to be shipped out!