This product is a Jewelry Tutorial for a fused Knot Ring using Argentium or Fine Silver. This tutorial is in downloadable PDF format. You will need a PDF reader to enable viewing of the file.
In this step-by-step guide you will be guided through the process of creating these lovely fused knot rings using Argentium Silver or Fine Silver. Includes 17 pages of clear instructions with detailed pictures. It also includes sizing - a handy chart so you can scale your work using different wire sizes.
PREREQUISITES: You must have basic metalsmith skills for this tutorial to be of help to you. You should have prior knowledge and experience with jewelry making; using a torch, fusing, soldering, annealing, quenching, cleaning, sawing and polishing. This guide uses fusing and soldering techniques.
8” 12 Gauge (2.1mm) 1/2 hard Fine Silver or Argentium wire
Medium Solder (for whichever metal choosen) and flux
Sharpie and/or scribe, Ruler, Tape
Rawhide or synthetic hammer
Ring Mandrel with sizes
Soldering Station - torch, blocks, titanium solder pick, quenching pot, pickle pot, third-hand tweezers
Jewelers Saw and lubricating wax or oil
Files - Half Round Ring File, Needle File (optional)
Pliers : (2) Flat Nose and/or Parallel
Flush Cut Pliers
Stepped Bail Pliers, or bail pliers with size 4mm
Sand Paper - Medium (220) and fine (600)
Soft Brass Brush
Safety Equipment as necessary in accordance with personal, studio, environment, tools and materials usage (including but not limited to - safety glasses, mask, apron, proper ventilation, fire extinguishers, etc. etc. etc.)
Optional - Dremel, Flexshaft or other interchangeable tool for sanding and polishing.
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This tutorial is in PDF format. You will need a PDF reader to enable viewing of the file. Once payment is received, you will be able to download the file. If you don't receive it shortly after making your payment, please contact me.
This is a straight forward, easy to use guide. If you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to contact me. My email is also in the tutorial. I am more than happy to help you figure out anything that may not be clear. I appreciate the opportunity to assist if needed.