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Adjustable Vine Ring Tutorial

Updated: Aug 29, 2020



This tutorial will walk you through the steps for making your own adjustable ring with our Vine Ring pressing.


The techniques described in this tutorial can also be used for any of the other ring patterns available on the Metal Maven website.


Click here to see all of the other available ring designs.


First, purchase a Sterling Silver Vine Ring Pressing from Metal Maven

For this ring, Metal Maven used an 18-gauge sterling silver pressing.


The 2.5" X 4" sterling silver pressed sheet can be ordered in 20 or 18 gauge on the Metal Maven website.


With this pressing, you can make all sizes of adjustable rings up to a size 10.5 with NO SOLDERING! If you choose to solder your ring, the maximum ring size is a 9.







PREPARING YOUR RING BAND FOR CUTTING WITH A GUILLOTINE SHEAR OR JEWELER'S SAW


Use a fine tip marker to draw a line along the outside border of the ring band you want to cut. This will help you see the edge when lining up the metal in your shear or when using a jeweler's saw.



CUTTING THE RING BAND

Place your marked pressing on your shear and cut at the line you marked along the border of the ring band. If you don't have a Guillotine Shear, use a jeweler's saw to saw along the line.



Here's a close-up of lining up the pressing in your shear.



Next, mark a line along the opposite border of the ring band.