Help making wedding rings?

wedding ring on tableAn Engaged Person emails:

My fiance and I are interested in making our own wedding bands. We aren't sure how to approach this though and I'm wondering if you or your readers might have some recommendations regarding how on earth we would go about doing this. Are there jewelers or metal workers in the area that do this kind of thing?
And just to clarify, I mean *make* them - not just *design* them!

Well, there are definitely at jewelers and metal workers in this area who could probably assist with the process. We guess it really just comes down to how involved EP and fiance want to be on the spectrum of actually making the rings -- with design and sourcing materials at one end, to working some of the materials, all the way up to climbing a volcano to forge the metal in lava. (OK, that far end is a little crazy -- they'd obviously take a helicopter to the top of the volcano. Who actually makes that climb anymore?)

So... got a suggestion for this Engaged Person, either for a local jewelry maker and/or how to go about finding out more about the possibilities? Please share.

Earlier on AOA: The artist as metalsmith: John De Rosier's jewelry

Comments


Well, you should check in with Ron Glasser at Creation in Troy. I know he's worked with folks in the past to make rings. 426 2nd St, Troy, (518) 272-4766

On the other hand, if you are feeling adventurous, come on down to the Tech Valley Center of Gravity and teach yourself (and maybe a few others) how to make them! We certainly have the tools if not the knowledge.

JK Bloom jewelers designed and created a lovely pin I used in my wedding. I'm not sure if they would let you pour the molten metal into the mold, but you could give them a call? http://www.jkbloom.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDQBn245g2c

The Troy Arts Center has Jewelry classes that you could possibly take; their studio is quite great as well. You need to take Jewelry I before you advance to any of the others, but you'll gain a foundation of basic design and soldering, etc and will have access to open studio sessions during the semester. You could purchase more precious metals on your own but use the studio to create!

Drue Sander's jewelry in Guilderland can do custom rings and other jewelry... she was very easy to work with and I thought her pricing was very fair.

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