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Criss-Cross Ring Lesson

Criss-Cross Gem Set Ring Making - US$18

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Criss-Cross Ring Making Lesson

This jewelry lesson through a comprehensive guide and easy to follow step shows you:

  • - Shaping and cutting the shank
  • - Making quick collets
  • - Soldering collets on 
  • - Setting method is discussed
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Several round gemstones

You will receive :

  • -- 38 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 19 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
Criss-Cross Ring Making Lesson Shank Length
Shaping the shank.  
Criss-Cross Ring Making Lesson Solder Bands
Cutting the prongs for setting.

This jewelry lesson shows in detailed pictures how to make this delicate criss-cross pattern ring scattered with gems set in four prong collet. The focus of this project is on piercing, accurate filing and controlled soldering. Download the Basics Prong Stone Setting Tutorial here.  

Criss-Cross Gem Set Ring Making Lesson

Once the basic principle is mastered, add to the desing by scattering more gem set collets on top.

Suggested Follow-up Projects

or select other jewelry making projects from Jewelry Making Class List

Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

A video demo on how to roll a shank of mixed metal thickness.

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