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Make An Adjustable Ring Or Yarn Guide Ring Using Our Swan Ring Component Blank

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

Purchase one of our Swan Ring Jewelry Components Blanks:

These blanks are unfinished. You can finish them anyway you desire. This tutorial will show you Metal Maven's process for finishing and forming these rings.

This is a close up photo of what the piece will look like when you receive your blank. There will be some dark carbon on the edges and slightly discolored areas on the surfaces that is easily removed with sandpaper or a Jool Tool.

Sand Your Piece:

Our Swan Ring blanks are made from 16 gauge sterling silver. Use 600 or 800 grit fine grain sandpaper to sand the surface and smooth the edges.

After sanding.

This shows the whole blank after sanding the surface and edges.

File the Neck:

Metal Maven used a round needle file to smooth the tightest curve of the inside of the swan's neck. She then used an oval shaped needle file to smooth the other curved areas of the swan's neck.

File the inside edge of the swan's neck.

Here are photos of the needle files Metal Maven used.

Add Patina:

Metal Maven used Gosiba patina to darken the engraved areas on the swan. You can use any patina you wish to darken those areas.