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    Default Suggestions on ways to make this?

    A friend has enquired about a ring in this style, all I can think of is beading up lots of silver balls and soldering them together, but I wondered if anyone else had any thoughts or suggestions?


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    You could do it with granulation; one of Codina's books has something similar.
    But for something that simple I'd just use the beaded wire...

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    I didn't know there was such a thing! Thank you both for enlightening me!

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    Beaded wire, or if you're aiming for a more handmade look with slight variations in shape and size, but still keeping them spherical, I'd make each ball individually.

    Once balled, then file a very small flat on the adjoining edges to solder them together before shaping. Alternatively, make them in Argentium which balls up perfectly then fuse them together. Ive just made a bracelet in Argentium using balls and it worked out great.

    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick martin View Post
    Beaded wire, or if you're aiming for a more handmade look with slight variations in shape and size, but still keeping them spherical, I'd make each ball individually.

    Once balled, then file a very small flat on the adjoining edges to solder them together before shaping. Alternatively, make them in Argentium which balls up perfectly then fuse them together. Ive just made a bracelet in Argentium using balls and it worked out great.

    Nick
    Would love to see a picture if you have one Nick

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    Here you go Tabby, hope the video works on the forum?

    If not I'll post a photo instead. The ball parts of the bracelet are articulated so they allow the links to form around the wrist. Simple design I know, but just getting the hang of using Argentium to be honest.

    Nick


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    And heres a pic of the joint part thats articulated. Upside down but so you can see how it attaches to the links and works.

    Cheers,

    Nick


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    Hi Nick,
    I've not had chance to get on here for ages!! Thanks for posting pics.
    The way you have articulated that is ingenious!!
    Love it

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    That's awesome Nick
    Sian Williamson

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