The summer heat here in Albuquerque, which occasionally ventures into the low 100s, has limited my wardrobe options to those that offer maximum cooling effect. Indeed—even my jewelry choices are influenced by the temperature: chunky necklaces and bracelets hang unused in my closet along with my wool cardigans. The only jewelry that stays on year round, despite the heat? My rings, of course! They’re small, colorful, and easy-to-wear. Rings are essential!
How many rings are in your jewelry line? Maybe you’re looking for tools that can streamline your ring-making skills? The Bonny Doon Split-Die Ring-Forming Kit is an efficient and elegant way to create perfect anticlastic rings every time.
The kit allows you to form your ring at the center of a split die, then simply separate the die halves to release your ring. It’s been created in one piece, perfectly seamless without the need to solder. The kit includes a press pin for use with the Bonny Doon Ring-Forming Blade in your Bonny Doon Hydraulic Press and a tool holder for use in your Bonny Doon Vise Adapter and vertical vise.
In the following video, G. Phil Poirier, owner/operator of Bonny Doon Engineering, demonstrates the ring-forming kit in action.
Are you inspired to create some quick and lovely summertime rings? Do it! Bring a bit of cool to the scorching summer heat and then show us your creations by leaving a comment.