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Jewelry Design, Week 3

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The process of rolling wire. That chunk of gold that looked like stone awhile back, now looks like this. For the past 3 weeks, I've been rolling wire, but getting the hang of knowing when to spot trouble (like cracks or splinters or warping), and fixing them. So after you roll, your wire, you have to convert the ring size in to the circumference (in mm) with some basic math, but add some wiggle room to the diameter. Then file the ends so that they are flat, and wrap it around a ring mandrel, according to size. The ends have to be flush before you solder it, and there are different techniques, but the most speedy way to get it flush is using your saw blade, not file. If there's space, you might have to use solder, but try not to use it because of slight differing color variations.

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