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    Ok, so i'm going to have to ask (was hoping I could fiigure it out for myself )

    What is a ring liner?

    I've never made 'traditional' rings before... wouldn't know where to start!

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    A ring liner is something that goes inside the main ring to either strengthen it or to avoid the main metal contacting your skin.
    e.g. PMC & Silver Clay rings are strengthened by adding a fine silver ring liner
    or folks might build a resin ring around a sterling or fine silver core.
    Or Polymer clay around copper bangles (they completely cover the bangle both sides and use the copper core for strength).

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    Default My ring liner info

    Hi Nic and Alexandra...I'm just waiting for some pmc to dry a bit...honest!!

    I have used .7 sheet...it is all guesswork really, but I use .7 wire in some of my chains and I feel it is about as thin as you can go before it really seems to lose some strength - so I figured it is a good place to start. I haven't set eyes on a commercial one so I can't say how thick they are! I was also a bit worried about going too thick because I didn't know how easily it would fuse. I only have a little torch - and I have only fused wire up to 1.5mm with it so I didn't even know if it would work. As it happens - it was really easy...in fact a little too easy as it 'goes' so quickly you tend to lose the corners of the join...if you see what I mean - and you have to try and rescue it with manic filing!!

    I am planning to put some fine silver findings for pmc/acs users on my website as soon as I can get myself organised - I have only put chain on there so far. Since I am making all my own stuff it would be relatively easy to do a few more and pop them on for others but I am juggling so many balls at the moment...and the computer/website/blog aspect is really a trial for me. I am getting better at it the more I do it.

    And Alexandra...blatent plug here... but you might get a better idea of the ring liners if you look at the blog on my website...(not the wordpress one as that is a bit more 'off the wall'). I don't really go into details but you should be able to see how it works with the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotte View Post
    My wedding ring finger is a 'K', I tend to make rings for men and women between k - R. I was wondering the very same thing the other day!
    Ok, Ok... another skinny finger...(sigh!). And not only that but my fingers are bigger than the average man!!! Oh well, I get a chance to show off larger areas of silver on mine... nah nah nana nah!!

    I'm currently wearing all 4 rings that I have made so far on my 2 ring fingers - (well - I have to test run them!) - as well as my wedding ring - so I can barely bend my fingers!! ...Oh! it's all such a trial!!

    Thanks for the compliment Charlotte - and these rings are proving to be so easy I could weep for joy!!

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    Ah thanks Nic and Solunar - I get it now - the blog helped too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solunar Silver Studio View Post
    Hi Nic and Alexandra...I'm just waiting for some pmc to dry a bit...honest!!

    I have used .7 sheet...it is all guesswork really, but I use .7 wire in some of my chains and I feel it is about as thin as you can go before it really seems to lose some strength - so I figured it is a good place to start.
    The ring liners are quite solid so I'll give .8 and 1mm a try so we can compare notes
    Have you invested in a mains mug warmer yet Barbara? I wouldn't be without mine as it's a life saver for drying PMC!

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    i got a mug warmer half price a while back when i started "PMC" they still reduced i'm not sure if i'm allowed to add the link being new i don't want to get in trouble ?? ... USB Stainless Steel Coffee Warmer with Cup with Lid... ((bargain))

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    sorry would help if i said it was from argos 4.89 .. D'oh

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    The USB ones are fine but the mains ones are better (if you can get one)
    mines a Simpsons one (Doh!) but I've also seen En-ger-land ones
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    Hi Nic - No I haven't got a mug warmer...I improvised! I have a mini, adjustable clip on spotlight dangling from my shelf - below this I have a metal mesh letter rack turned on it's side - thus providing me with 3 'shelves' bathed in heat on which I can slide my work ...each piece on a small section of non-stick baking sheet (not the paper type) that I have cut up, allowing me to remove individual pieces without disturbing the others. This arrangement also gives me a bit more extra light in addition to my working light - since my pmc work space is in a cupboard and it can be a bit gloomy!!

    My only reservation with thicker ring liners is that it might add to the overall thickness of the finished ring. I know it is only an extra .3mm but it all adds up!!

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