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Daily Wire Tip June 6: Ring Sizing
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
June 06, 2010
I am still learning and am having trouble sizing the rings properly. They always come out larger than what I am attempting to create. I have purchased a few of the cd’s to try to learn the proper way to do this, but have not found it on my cds. I have the metal ring sizer. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? I have tried with several sizes of wire and they are always too large. May I also ask you to suggest a proper cd to show me how to do it? I was able to follow the visual presentation you used to have on your site showing how to make the little ring with the bead. That is what inspired me to think I could make jewelry. I would appreciate any advice you may be able to give.
Although I cannot comment regarding the past on-site ring video by the previous owner, I believe that I can help you with your sizing challenge.
Make sure that the ring sizer you are using matches the ring mandrel you are working on.
If it is not, then while making a ring, be sure to use the corrected location on the mandrel that matches the size your customer needs, or that you wish to make. (Unfortunately not all mandrels are the same, nor are ring sizers, although usually the metal sizers are correct, so it may be the mandrel.)
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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