Make your own wedding rings at Rosalyn\'s Emporium.

HOW TO M.Y.O. WEDDING RINGS

Step by step
All of the techniques needed to make your own wedding rings are aimed at a beginner level.
Scroll through the photos below to see the key stages of making your wedding rings using simple hand tools.

Click & scroll through for the full sequence. 
  1. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 3
    Using a raw hide mallet you will hammer the metal around the ring mandrel at the size to suit your finger.
  2. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 1
    We start with a length of gold or silver wire that matches the circumference of your wedding ring finger.
  3. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 5
    Using a jewellers saw you will cut the metal to remove any surplus until the ring fits your finger perfectly.
  4. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 6
    Cutting where the ends meet will ensure they fit perfectly together & create an invisible seam of solder.
  5. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 7
    Borax flux is painted around the join area to keep it clean & a small piece of solder is added. The hand torch is used to melt the solder fusing the ends together.
  6. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 4
    Using a hand torch I will heat up the metal so it is soft to hammer in to a circle. This is called annealing.
  7. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 9
    The round ring is now an even satin finish & all scratches have been removed by the emery papers.
  8. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 8
    You will use a half round file, raw hide mallet & wooden buff sticks wrapped in varying grades of emery paper to make the ring perfectly round & smooth ready for polishing.
  9. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 10
    The ring is polished inside & out using rouge. A quick wash in soapy water & the ring is finished. Textures can be applied using different hammers or left plain.
  10. Rosalyn's Emporium make your own wedding rings
    Step 2
    Using masking tape we will mark on the ring mandrel where your finger size is so you can start to form your wedding ring.