Weddings can be expensive, and these days many couples planning their weddings want a more personal, original wedding style. One way to both save money and create a personal touch to a wedding is to make your own wedding rings. By doing the ring making yourself, you can have exactly the ring design you want while adding a meaningful layer to the exchange of rings. Whether you’re looking forward to your own wedding, a friend’s wedding or looking to get started on your own business, the following directions can help you make your own rings.
Take the ring measurement for each person you are making a ring for. Do so by using a piece of string, looping it around each person’s ring finger and marking the places where the string comes together. Measure the string lengths with a ruler and write down the measurement for each person. Determine the width for each ring, as well. Rings can be made in widths anywhere between 1/8 inch and 5/8 inch.
Designing A Wedding Ring
Take the sheet metal you are making your wedding rings from. Many wedding rings are done in silver or gold, though some people prefer white gold or platinum. On the sheet metal, use a pencil to draw rectangles in the length and width measurements you took from each person. Cut each rectangle from the metal, using the jeweler’s saw.
At this point, if you wish to add decorative cutout designs to your rings, draw them onto the rectangles and cut them out. You can cut them easily by punching a hole through the rectangle with a drill bit, then unscrewing one part of the saw blade and pushing it through the hole. Reattach the blade and cut.