Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sculpting with Wire

Awhile back while attempting to manipulate wire I discovered how easy it is to make beautiful silver formed wire rings. I have several books on metalsmithing and wire work that I use as guides when working in metal. This is a simple wire sculpted ring from .925 sterling silver 14 gauge wire. With wire the lower the number the thicker the wire (I still forget that formula and occasionally have to look it back up in my books LOL). This ring is a simple scroll design formed using my ring mandrel, pliers and hammer.