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« Reply #290 on: February 10, 2012 08:15:31 AM »

I'm going to ask again, in the hopes that someone might be able to help me out. Does anyone here make metal rings? Or rings that are really durable for men? DH lost his on the lake this summer and we have yet to replace it. We share the same birthday on Feb 21, and I'd REALLY love to surprise him with some sort of replacement.

I don't, but this is a friend of mine...

http://www.golden-knots.com/ring2.html
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« Reply #291 on: February 10, 2012 09:22:05 AM »

I'm going to ask again, in the hopes that someone might be able to help me out. Does anyone here make metal rings? Or rings that are really durable for men? DH lost his on the lake this summer and we have yet to replace it. We share the same birthday on Feb 21, and I'd REALLY love to surprise him with some sort of replacement.

I don't, but this is a friend of mine...

http://www.golden-knots.com/ring2.html
Those are beautiful. However, his last band was very simple. Tungsten band with just a black line through the center.I was hoping to find  maybe a personal swap.
Or if someone had the materials to make something like this>> http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957668472/ and do a supply swap so I could attempt this myself? I wouldn't know the first place to start but I realize I'd have to make this myself with my own fingerprint to make it special.. Unless someone could etch it in using a scanned fingerprint . I don't know.
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« Reply #292 on: February 10, 2012 09:42:56 AM »

I'm going to ask again, in the hopes that someone might be able to help me out. Does anyone here make metal rings? Or rings that are really durable for men? DH lost his on the lake this summer and we have yet to replace it. We share the same birthday on Feb 21, and I'd REALLY love to surprise him with some sort of replacement.

I don't, but this is a friend of mine...

http://www.golden-knots.com/ring2.html
Those are beautiful. However, his last band was very simple. Tungsten band with just a black line through the center.I was hoping to find  maybe a personal swap.
Or if someone had the materials to make something like this>> http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957668472/ and do a supply swap so I could attempt this myself? I wouldn't know the first place to start but I realize I'd have to make this myself with my own fingerprint to make it special.. Unless someone could etch it in using a scanned fingerprint . I don't know.

Have you looked into precious metal clay?  It's like a polymer clay and when you bake it it comes out pure metal.  All you need is the clay and a way to fire/bake it.  I think the fingerprint idea would work with it.
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« Reply #293 on: February 10, 2012 09:56:44 AM »

I finally made a claim!  Just a supply claim but it's all been ordered!
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« Reply #294 on: February 10, 2012 09:58:49 AM »

I'm going to ask again, in the hopes that someone might be able to help me out. Does anyone here make metal rings? Or rings that are really durable for men? DH lost his on the lake this summer and we have yet to replace it. We share the same birthday on Feb 21, and I'd REALLY love to surprise him with some sort of replacement.

I don't, but this is a friend of mine...

http://www.golden-knots.com/ring2.html
Those are beautiful. However, his last band was very simple. Tungsten band with just a black line through the center.I was hoping to find  maybe a personal swap.
Or if someone had the materials to make something like this>> http://pinterest.com/pin/151222499957668472/ and do a supply swap so I could attempt this myself? I wouldn't know the first place to start but I realize I'd have to make this myself with my own fingerprint to make it special.. Unless someone could etch it in using a scanned fingerprint . I don't know.

Have you looked into precious metal clay?  It's like a polymer clay and when you bake it it comes out pure metal.  All you need is the clay and a way to fire/bake it.  I think the fingerprint idea would work with it.

I haven't.. Would you be able to use just an oven to bake it? I don't have a kiln or anything nor access to one.
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« Reply #295 on: February 10, 2012 10:03:08 AM »

I guess it would depend on the brand.  I read that some people use a torch, even the small kitchen ones.  It would require some research on your part, but it it a reasonable option imo.
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« Reply #296 on: February 10, 2012 12:09:37 PM »

I'm so excited I got to be the first posted in the gallery for the new round =)
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« Reply #297 on: February 10, 2012 01:26:50 PM »

klj_jlg - if you use pmc3 you can fire it with a butane kitchen torch or I use a hot pot (http://www.delphiglass.com/metal-clay/firing-tools/hot-pot).  Most of the metal clays do require a kiln, though.

I think, though, that by the time you got all of the supplies to do this yourself, it might be more cost effective to look on etsy for men's rings.  There are a lot of unique ones there...
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« Reply #298 on: February 10, 2012 01:34:24 PM »

I think, though, that by the time you got all of the supplies to do this yourself, it might be more cost effective to look on etsy for men's rings.  There are a lot of unique ones there...

I kinda figured. I wish I knew how to do even a hammered ring or the ones where you turn a quarter into a ring. Lol. I'm only a sewer though.
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« Reply #299 on: February 10, 2012 01:59:51 PM »

Still if you got all the stuff think of how awesome it would be to say that you made it for him.  Smiley  And you could make more stuff too.

Luck, thanks for the link to the hot pot.  I've been debating whether or not to get into PMC.  I did make a few things at a place back in Hawaii when I was visiting.  Basically if you bought your PMC from them they'd fire a load for $20.  Are you happy with your hot pot?  What is the area of the metal grate?
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