A new design for the Etsy shop! The Princess promise ring. I made this one with a promise ring or an engagement ring in mind. It is simple and elegant, and can be matched with a band of the same style.
In sterling silver with ether a ruby or a blue sapphire it is just so rich and yummy!
I will be making another version soon, a bit bigger with a faceted stone for a more traditional look.
I just love these!!
It has been a busy past few weeks. Wholesale orders, custom work, and the openning of the new vintage supply shop.
You have to come take a look at all the goodies I have listed. More to come, too. I have to take pictures and catalog everything. It is a fun story of where I found this stuff. It is some of the exact pieces I have been purchasing off etsy. To think I had a giant stash right under my nose. Read the story in the shop bio page.... http://www.milbits.etsy.com
Check on the etsy fest blog for the giveaway, it will be chosen soon and you don't want to miss your chance to enter for the giveaway. http://www.etsyfest.com
Being mostly self taught, I looked to the google first to see if I could find a tutorial on how to make these types of bezels. There were none to be found. I did find a rather heavy bezel block that is used to make these tapered bezels and bought it, but alas, it did not come with instructions.
After many failed attempts to make a cylinder turn into a cone, I figured I must be doing something horribly wrong. Wouldn't you know it, there was math involved, much to my dismay.
I am going to show you the process I have come to for making this little tapered bezel step by step. Except for the math part ( you will need that to make your template), it is simple. I did come across this nifty cone calc…