Friday, January 13, 2012

Cab 52 ~ Week 2

Today's cabochon setting is inspired by my love of rings....I've been really trying to simplify the process and will be sharing some of my ideas in the coming weeks in tutorials ~  If you've been following me, you know that I scored this amazing box of cabochons from a gentleman at a craft show....what he said were his imperfects....well that is exactly what I love...Imperfectly Perfect ~ I'll be using some of these along the way....I love them and really don't want to use them...I just want to look at them...funny huh!

I really love the way this ring feels on...really artsy and rustic.... It is an interesting setting...I think you all can do this too. It is totally cold connection...no soldering involved.....
I see it being set with polymer, glass or driftwood...
Please share any other ideas you have!  

Just a brief over view....The shank is textured with stampings.  The oval is bent to snugly wrap the long free form cabochon against the top of the shank.  Then the ring shank and oval are hole punched on each side with  a 1.5mm hole punch.  Riveted the stone under the oval to the ring shank, then shaped on my ring mandrel tool....Finally weaving the wire under the oval and around the stone, flowing but snug....finished the wire off, by wrapping both ends around a few of the wires....Oxidized and shined up....
Would love to hear your comments or ideas for upcoming Cab 52 features  ~ 
Also, if you design cabochons, feel free to submit a link or picture for consideration! 

Here is a list of the items with links,
 if you would like to try this:

Happy Designing!! 

5 comments:

lindalandig said...

This is a very cool looking ring, for sure!

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love it!! You just keep getting better and better and those creative juices are really flowing!

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love it!! You just keep getting better and better and those creative juices are really flowing!

Christine said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas! This is a very cool looking ring. I will be trying it out.

mishall magarzo said...

everybody loves it!


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