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  • I chopped up my engagement ring and made:

    Since I've been making jewellery I've found my taste in jewellery has completely changed I haven't been able to wear my engagement ring for a while as one of the claw settings needed repairing. I decided that instead of repairing it I would remake it along with my wedding ring to make a ring I could wear that was me!!

    Check my blog to see what I did: http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com/

    My hubby has been really nice about it but I'm hoping he really does like it!

    Let me know what you think as I've never made anything like this before!!

    My only regret is that I didn't take before and during pictures but I think I was in to much shock and slightly panicy having chopped my rings up!

    xx

    I couldn't upload my pics here so I've popped them in my album if you don't want to go to my blog page, the how is on the blog though!!
    Last edited by lucykempjewellery; 10-05-2009, 06:12 PM.
    Lucy

    www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
    http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

  • #2
    firstly i'd like to say your very brave
    secondly i think its fab, looks very unique, still looks engagement/wedding looking and i think you should be very excited to wear it
    well done
    emma

    blog http://enfysangel.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      ohhh very brave move.

      I love the end result , I know I have loads of rings I no longer wear as they are to fussy for me now.

      Would be a fab idea to offer the service to others who have the same problem

      well done
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      • #4
        WOW. that is brill, well done. very brave of you but I luv the end result....
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        • #5
          Blimey that was very brave. Bet you glad you took the plunge though. The end result is beautiful. All your own and unique. well done. xxx


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          • #6
            Lucy, would you mind posting the picture here rather than just a blog link please?
            george
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            • #7
              Thanks everyone! I'm really pleased with it and wear it constantly now! I got engaged when I was 17 so I'd had the other one for 12 years now and cus we were so young it wasn't a really expensize ring or anything! I used my Nan's wedding ring when I got married but had to buy a wishbone shape one after to go with my engagement ring. I can wear my Nan's ring with this one which I couldn't do before so I'm really pleased about that!

              xx
              Lucy

              www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
              http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Wow that looks great, a very contemorary style...great idea.

                I took a couple of my old rings to have them remade into something I could wear by someone like yourself also.....better than being in the drawer unworn.

                Debbie
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                • #9
                  Really nice Lucy. But scary! I've re-set several stones for people but haven't used the actual rings yet. I often think about getting the gear to melt gold down and turn it into wire or sheet but I'm not sure whether it's worth the effort really.
                  Best wishes
                  Carole

                  www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    Looks fantastic, well done, but boy that must have been a scary thing to do?!
                    I need the same done to mine as have a broken claw setting (already repaired once). Not talented enough to do myself though. Save up and maybe one day....................

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                    • #11
                      Do you get jewellery focus magazine Carole? The last issue had instructions on how to do that with metals (I got it after I chopped my ring up!). It looked quite easy, melt the gold in crusible and then put into mold. I just don't think that I could draw the piece of gold or silver through plates as it was so thick I struggle past 1.5mm!!! If you have a wire section on a rolling mill you could probably do it that way quite easily. I suppose it's one of those things you need to give a go. Would be a way to reuse scrap metal.

                      Thanks for all of the nice comments!!
                      Lucy

                      www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
                      http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        Yes Hager it was scary but I'm glad I've done it now. I had a quote from another jeweller to do it for me and the price started at £400 not including extra stones!! I think it will have more meaning in the future having done it myself. I can always improve on any bits in the future as I get more experienced working with gold. I didn't rush it and did a little bit each day over a couple of weeks. You should just try doing something with some old jewellery that doesn't have much value and learn as you go and build up to something big!! xx
                        Lucy

                        www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
                        http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          My hubby was ok but I think it was because I wasn't able to wear the ring because of the setting being broken, he's probably happy he didn't have to pay to have it fixed lol!

                          The wedding band was a wishbone shape and the engagement ring was 4 diamonds set in kind of a diamond shape, very dainty (unlike me lol!!)

                          Like I said before I kept my wedding ring of my Nan's that I got married in as I thougt it would be bad luck to destroy that and it has a lot of sentimental value. Hopefully my marriage isn't cursed now!! xx
                          Lucy

                          www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
                          http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            I had a look at that article on-line Lucy and they make it sound easy. I do have a rolling mill with wire grooves and I may give it a go some time. I think it would be a popular service as I'm sure loads of people have changed their taste in jewellery just like you.
                            Best wishes
                            Carole

                            www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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                            • #15
                              Great idea Lucy! As it happens I have been thinking about how nice it would be to make one ring out of my wedding and engagement ring and you have persuaded me that it is worth looking into.
                              Alison
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