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    Default Four Pinky Rings.

    In 2006 I made two small rings for a little finger, one made from D-shaped wire and the other rectangular. They were so unremarkable that I didnít even record them, and they soon fell into disuse.

    What a surprise then, that this month I was asked to re-size them, so that they could be worn again. However the discrepancy was almost three sizes, so I decided to order some silver from Cookson and start again.

    This time I tried to be a little more innovative and they are shown on the right of my picture. The top one is made from oval wire, with the inside flattened a little, but it is quite a statement piece. The stock for the lower left was roll textured with fabric and made from a 10mm wide strip. The metal is 1.2mm thick.

    Then I cut open the original rings and realised that what I took to be tarnished silver, was actually 9Ct white gold, with its slightly yellow cast. It had never even been hallmarked.

    To increase the length, I rolled them slightly in my mill: one in a D-shaped groove and the other on the flat. They are shown on the left. The top one has a tiny flat rim which is an added detail, and the lower one has a brushed finish.

    Ring size M
    What a relief to be working in metal again, instead of the much dirtier acrylic. Dennis.
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    I will try again something went horribly wrong the first time
    Your clearly have not lost your touch after working with acrylic they are very nice rings.

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    Outstandingly beautiful, what talent.


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    My favourite is the top right ring. Gorgeous!
    Jules

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    The top right is my favourite too but all really wearable Dennis. I like going back and remaking pieces that have sat for a while. I find they fly out the door then which is always a good thing!

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    Thank you all, I liked the top right one best too. Dennis.

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    I like the top right as well - it looks very comfortable - but I'd probably most like to wear the bottom left one, which is the perfect pinky ring IMO - unobtrusive, won't bang into things and just a bit of added interest with the finish.

    Lovely to see some metal from you Dennis

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    Top right is my favourite as well, although they are all very nice. Plastic is good but metal rocks!

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    Thank you, George and Alastair.
    Thinking back to the first time it really called for a signet ring, which professionals wore with the insignia of their college or society.
    I wasn't into that then, nor am I now, so this was my solution. Dennis.

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    very nice Dennis, good to see you playing with metal again.

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