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How to make a pair of Patchwork Wedding Bands

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.

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Step 2. Stamp my name on the inside of the band…

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Step 3. Cut all the little mixed metal pieces to size to make the quilt pattern.

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Step 4. Solder all of the little pieces to the silver ring band with a torch.

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Step 5. Shape the ring to make it round and then solder the ring together.

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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).

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Step 7. File the ring to make it smooth.

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Step 8. Oxidize the ring (make it black) to bring out the detail.

Ring band steps 3-4 Step 9. Buff off the oxidation keeping it only where you want it.

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Step 10. Rinse and polish the ring.

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Step 11. Repeat to make the second ring band.

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And there you have it! 2 wedding bands ready to be shipped out!