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sparrow 2011-06-16 9:45am

Ring top tutorial
...after several people asked, I wrote one ;)

Here's the blurb ;)

This tutorial explains how to make ring tops for interchangeable jewellery. It is a technique tutorial, although six actual ring tops are covered in the e-book from start to finish (basic ring top, using a heart press, using a star press, stacked dots, four-leaf clover, and using a cabochon mandrel), the point of the tutorial is to explain techniques so that you can move on to make your own ring tops.

The e-book is 25 pages long, with over 75 illustrations. As well as the actual step-by-step instructions listed above, it gives health and safety advice specific to ring tops, includes a gallery for discs and even more ring tops, and hopes to be a pretty solid grounding in making both basic and advanced ring tops.

File size is 2.7MB, and you will need Adobe Reader to open it (it's a .pdf file).
Lampwork heart rings by Sabine Little, on Flickr

Any questions, just shout, and thanks for reading! :-)

Mitosis Glass 2011-06-16 11:24am

Your shop is full of awesome, you know that? Your tutorials, your supplies, your lampwork, it's all incredible! When I have available funds I'll have to buy from you.

sparrow 2011-06-16 11:26am

Oh, bless you Angie, thank you for your lovely kind words! It's been a tough year since I started lamping full-time, but I'm beginning to feel there's a 'me style' in my work :)

Mitosis Glass 2011-06-16 11:31am

Yes, there definitely is! You have lots of visual interest yet a good, clean look to all your work. It's a look I strive for myself but I don't think I have the abilities!

I know I want both of your tutorials, plus I'll have to get the mandrels and nuts and ring bases and... I also love the ring tops you've made yourself. The octopus cracked me up!

Just gorgeous, all of it! I'm glad you're here. :D

sparrow 2011-06-16 11:35am

Lol, I think I'm a little bit in love with you right now - thank you!!!!!!!!!!

LisaF 2011-06-19 9:46pm

Sabine -
I love your beads too! I got your tutorial for the ceramic transfers and can hardly wait until my transfers arrive!!!

sparrow 2011-06-20 12:23am

Thank you so much Lisa - happy experimenting!!

CrawfishGal 2011-07-01 7:07pm

I got my ring, mandrels, and nuts today!! I'm so excited!!

sparrow 2011-07-01 10:57pm

Yay :) :)

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