Having been inspired by the samples I made earlier, I wanted to create some pieces using fold forming.
Unfortnatly, and is quite often the case with me, I forgot to take process shots of this ring.
I will however explain the process I went through to achieve it.
I began by cutting a strip of silver long enough for a ring. I then folded this strip in half length ways.
I then used my snips to cut a shape into the strip. Once annealed I hammered the edge. I repeated this process of annealing and hammering a few times until I had the desired effect.
I annealed again and opened the piece up, then I hammered it 'true'.
I annealed the piece once again and used my half round pliers and hammering on a mandrel to shape the curl of the ring until I had the desired shape.
I then placed the piece in the barrel polisher, this brought out a lovely shine on the ring.
I'm pleased with this piece, I found wrenching it into a ring shape quite difficult, but once the desired affect was achieved I felt it was worth the effort. Despite appearances this ring is incredibly comfortable, and curls around the finger elegantly.