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    Default Three Thumb Rings.

    One of my clients has discovered thumb rings, so I made these three out of sterling to give her a choice of designs.

    The first is filigree with leaf shapes and tube set red crystals. The leaf shapes were soldered in while flat, but the tubes were added on a ceramic soldering cone after bending.

    Wire for borders and shanks, 1.3mm round. Wire for leaves 0.7mm flattened.

    The next is a flat ring with a bezel set amethyst and two citrines. Small oval bezels can be tough to set, so I used my Dremel engraver with the tip reversed as a mechanical hammer.

    Roll textured back plate 0.7mm. Wire for rims, 1.2mm sterling.
    Bezel strip 0.45mm fine silver, made from rolled down round wire.

    The last is a flush set ring made from oval wire, using 6x 2.2mm black diamonds and 6x 2.0mm white diamonds. I was way out of my comfort zone for this one, as I donít have a microscope, just a 6x magnification headband and my eyes were tiring rather quickly.

    Drawn down sterling oval wire, 2.4x 4.5mm. Dennis.
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    Very nice Dennis. I’ve become quite a ring person recently probably because I don’t have to think about them once they are on. I’d love to wear any one of those but I’d probably need to take better care of them

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    Aww, they're so good! Particularly like the flush set one, which is surprising as i usually find flush set rings uninteresting

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    All three are nice, 2.2 and 2.mm and I thought setting 4 mm sapphires was a pain

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    They are all lovely Dennis but I especially like the filigree one, really pretty.

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    Bet your client goes for all three of them. I'd have a hard time choosing, they're all gorgeous.

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    Dennis, they are lovely and I really appreciate you taking the time to explain how you have made them. So helpful for those less experienced. Thank you!

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    Very nice Dennis. I also think the filigree one is my favourite - it's a bit different and very pretty.
    Sally

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    and you take beautiful pictures!

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    Thank you all for liking the rings. Dennis.

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