The other day I was playing with some new software plugins for my Brooch a Day challenge
. These involved using the Lunchbox plugin
to study with paneling components. Some great tools in there that need to get explored further. So I played with those tools a bit on very simple ring shapes too.
I went ahead and CNC milled 2 rings in wax in different width with a diamond shape facet pattern to see how well that pattern would translate into the real world with the tools I have on hand. Cast those in Sterling Silver. The facet edges came out a bit softer after polishing the wax first to remove the light tool path lines and then a light polish and satin brushed finish over the silver rings. I prefer it that way as it looks less machined. A more subtle look. Overall this makes some simple, lightly textured wedding rings with a soft feel. Here the finished rings: