February 19, 2021 - 12 am

Eight Prong Basket Ring

Supplies:
15 inches 18 gauge sterling silver wire
1 4mm sterling silver soldered ring
3-4 inches 10 gauge half round, 5mm rectangular or pattern wire
17-18mm round or similarly sized oval cabochon or faceted gemstone
Medium solder
Easy Solder
Extra Easy Solder

Tools:
Torch
Soldering surface
Flux
Pickle, pickle pot
File
Fine steel wool
320 grit sandpaper
Pliers (round nose, chain nose)
Wire cutters
Ring mandrel
Rawhide or nylon mallet
Dapping block and punches
Household hammer
Third hand with cross locking tweezers
Prong pusher