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« on: January 31, 2015, 03:35:43 pm »

I started this ring many months ago (with help, of course)and I just got done with another lesson in soldering.  I got everything all fitted real good & was finishing up setting the stone when..............................



UHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHH     omg





Thought I almost had my first ring done, but I guess not!!!!      shucks2

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 04:45:46 pm »

aww I am sorry. Very Nice Dino Bone:)
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 04:51:43 pm »

Donnie,
It happens to everyone so don't get too upset.  I took a  class in which the instructor would take your newly soldered ring and try to pull it apart in front of the class.  Talk about embarrassment.   bricks

Ease the stone out and try again.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 10:21:22 pm »

Aww patience!!  This a fixer. Yes it is frustrating but not a total disaster.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 09:46:41 am »

Or drill a hole and put on a bail and you have an instant pendant.....
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 11:40:03 am »

First time I've fired up the torch to solder by myself.  Hallelujah!!!  I survived it!!  Made a little groove in the white brick stuff that I can't remember the name of & nestled the bezel in the groove.  I still have the final touches, like a little LOS on the outside edge where the dots are & the final polishing to get it all smooth & shiny.









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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 02:56:13 pm »

Very pretty... put it on and wait for the ohhhhs and ahhhs:)
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2015, 06:37:02 pm »

oooohhhhhh
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and yes sirree that is a Purdy ring:)
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 03:44:40 am »

oohhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2015, 04:36:13 am »

Very nice one Donnie.  And yes I believe it does happen to everyone at least once. Did you remove the stone while resodering?

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 05:57:49 am »

Ohhh, yes Mark, I surely did.  The lazy part of me was looking for a way around it but someone suggested using dental tools & I just happened to have some so I took my time & removed the stone first.  Then I cleaned it up real good & re-soldered.  This time my teacher wasn't around to hold my hand or do it for me.  I feel like I just got over the hump about soldering by myself.   yippie      ura     dancer5
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2015, 07:44:05 am »

I have had two experiences where i didn't remove the stone and then had to do some soldering.  One i needed to resolder a seam and the other i moved a stone and bezel to a new band.  The one jasper cab changed color on me and was actually a better looking stone when done, it went from a tan color to red.  The other was a man made opal and it got hazy around the edge even though i covered it in heat shield that is supposed to protect stones.  The opal needed to be replaced and luckily i had another basically the same size.  I have learned though i still tend to forget, that it is very important to think things out first and plan for possible problems so you are prepared if something goes south.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 10:38:02 am »

Ooooo......Ahhhhhh.
I love that the grain of the dino bone runs 'off parallel' [i.e., diaginally] too when you wear it. 
Makes it look a lot more interesting.
Keep up the lovely work,

Also, both Michael and Mark have some great tips for 'disaster recovery'.  What a team!!! ura
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2015, 11:53:28 am »

Turned out great!
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2015, 12:16:31 pm »

LOLOL yall are so much fun besides being so creative:)
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