Silver and Maw Sit Sit Ring

Be inspired by this detailed ring project that honors Mayan culture and places a striking stone on display.

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Description
Learn how to layer metal with different textures together to create a stunning setting design. Advance your stone setting techniques with this detailed bezel that adds texture to the design but doesn't overpower the vibrant green stone.

SKU: EP9180

Author/Speaker/Editor: Roger Halas

Details
Required Materials:
  • Maw-sit-sit rough, slab, or precut cabochon, or stone of your choice
  • 14 and 18 gauge sterling sheet
  • 12 and 16 gauge round sterling wire
  • 12 gauge square sterling wire
  • 6 gauge sterling triangle wire
  • 24 gauge fine silver sheet
  • Chemical finish: liver of sulfur or Birchwood Casey M 24 Black
TOOLS
  • SOLDERING: torch setup, soldering station with clamps
  • LAPIDARY: saw and grinding unit (optional)
  • HAND: file set, large file, jeweler's saw, nylon hammer, flex shaft, hammer handpiece, carbide cutters, vise, set of pliers, ring holder or ring vise, hand shears, pen, ruler, wing dividers, standard drill bit kit
  • FINISHING: 400 and 600 grit sandpaper, 400 grit radial bristle brush, painter's or masking tape
  • OPTIONAL: drill press, anvil

Technique: Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist August 2013

SKU: EP9180

Author/Speaker/Editor: Roger Halas