Week 2 Projects 3 and 4

In between the 8 rings we altered our ring clamp so it could be held securely in the notch of the piercing benchpin. It works very well!

Nice little break before the next 4 rings.

This project is a texture application project. We layed out, marked, sawed to define space, drilled holes and polished to 320 grit. The holes are for later stone setting. Then we put 4 different textures on.




There they are, practice and final. Turned out good, I like texture a lot!

Now for the last ring set for the week…. concave and convex on a curve with texture!!

Hee Hee Hee……..  This is the first silver project we’ve had. The sprue needs to be sawed off of the casting and filed down to match. They were nice enough to sprue it on one of the concave curves!


Now to clean up all of the concave parts so I can put texture in. I darkened the convex parts to break up the sheen of silver and when I file them ill know where ive gotten and where I haven’t.


Texture in on the concave curve and now file the convexes that are on a curve as well.


All done!! super cool project, im having a blast now! Practice and final pieces ready to turn in.


Second quiz… tool quiz…. names and what some of them are used for. What application you would use them. What drawer we find things in what burs are used for what. !00 on that one too.

I feel like in on track and in a good place. I’m caught up, all projects turned in and ready for next week. POLISHING week hooray!!! 6 rings to be graded on. I better rest up.

Categories: GIA

7 thoughts on “Week 2 Projects 3 and 4

  1. Well looks like you’re finding your zone! I’m confused on the grade of one of your tests…!00 does that fall in the negatory catagory?! Lol J//K Glad you are flourishing! Can’t wait to see more of you progress! XO


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