Alpine Lily Ring Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
- To make the ring more comfortable to wear, use a nylon hammer and metal block to flatten the "blade" (slightly beveled edge)
of the brass knife blank.
- Optional: Tumble the brass knife blank(s) for approximately an hour, to polish and further smooth any rough edges.
- Use ring-bending pliers to shape the knife blank into a ring before riveting.
- If desired, use a ring mandrel and nylon hammer to size the ring smaller while keeping it nicely rounded.
- Replace the default riveting end of the riveting system, with the reverse riveting set.
- Use the piercing end of the riveting system to pierce the knife blank. If necessary, re-pierce the center hole of the filigree. Set rivet.
Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos Suggested Supplies
- Optional: Tumble ring for approximately 30 minutes to remove any fingerprints, tarnish, and minor scuff marks.
- 1 doz [use 1] #44-440-0 Blank, Knife, 2.5"
- 1 doz [use 1] #44-116-6 Filigree, Flower
Note: Image is shown with black gunmetal filigree which is no longer available.
- 1 pkg of 50 [use 1] #69-921-02-2 Rivet, 1/16" diameter, 3/32" Long
- #69-322 Plier, Nylon Ring-Bending Pliers
- #69-915 Tool, 1/16" Reverse Rivet Flaring Set
- #69-900 Tool, 1/16" Rivet Piercing/ Setting
- #69-136 Tool, Hammer, Nylon
- #69-125 Tool, Steel, 4" Square Block
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- #69-355-08 Shinebrite™, for Tumbler, 8 oz.
- #69-175 Tool, Ring Mandrel
- #69-281 Tool, Tumbler, 3lb Capacity
- #69-282 Tool, Stainless Shot, 2lb