This here is a series from the Facebook page all put together into one bog post. Enjoy!
Top right pic is the shank after I've sanded the sides flat and smooth.
With my other rings that are wider, I use a 2.5mm wide band in a rectangle shape to keep the ring stable on your finger. This one will be quite small so I'm making the shank oval. It feels extra nice when you slide it on your finger.
Also using some little rubber sanders to make it beautifully curved and smooth.
The ACT stamp is my initials in a simple design to show I made the work. The 925 signifies sterling silver, which is 925 parts pure silver and 75 parts copper. It is illegal to mark anything that is not sterling silver with this stamp.
First pic is a tester of the acrylic paint under resin, it appears stable so I painted the bottom of the ring. I didn't have a small enough paintbrush to be accurate, so bottom pic is me removing paint that got on the side.
Then when I'm finally happy with the arrangement, I mix up and pour in the resin. Bottom left pic it's almost set.
Pic 2&3: the ring is in a vise and start filing. I'm pretty nervous at this stage. I hadn't made a final decision about the exact shape of the top of the ring before now, so I'm working slowly and thinking hard, making judgement calls as I go. I can take material off but not put it on again!
Pic 4: When I'm satisfied with the overall shape I sand by hand to get the curves smooth.
Another of my babies sent out into the big world, to go on adventures with its wearer.