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Making Domed Ring Twist Wire Bands

Making Gem Set Bombé Ring with Twisted Wire Bands - US$27

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Making Domed Ring Twist Wire Bands

In this Step by Step Tutorial you will be shown:

  • - The doming and taper process
  • - Making inner sleeve
  • - Twisted wire and soldering
  • - Discuss bezel setting
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Gemstones

You will receive :

  • -- 45 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 23 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
Calculating desired size
Calculating desired size
Making twist wire bands
Making bands of twisted wire
Solder bands to domed ring
Solder bands to domed ring
Gem set bombé ring with twisted wire bands
Bonbé ring with gemstone set in bezel

A domed ring is also known as a bulbous ring. It is a very popular ring style which makes a bold statement on the hand. This domed ring is accented with twist wire bands making the ring even broader. That has a tendency to elongate the finger. The ring has an inner sleeve and is made up of five bands. The desired ring size must be taken into consideration from the start. Once the basices of this ring is mastered  you can give your creativity free reign to play around with new designs of your own.

Twist wire domed ring with oval amethyst
Alternative design with guinea fowl motif

The domed ring with twist wire bands is a versatile design which can be viewed as a blank canvas for many design variations, like the examples above with the one ring being set with an oval amethyst and the other with a gold carved guinea fowl motif. 

Suggested Follow-up Projects

or select other jewelry making projects from Jewelry Making Class List

Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

This free setting tutorial will show you how to Punch Set a Round Gemstone in a Bezel. For large quantities of twisted wire use this Twisting Wire Quick and Easy Tip.

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