How to Make a Simple Stacking Ring

I love stacking rings! And the most wonderful thing – with a few simple tools and a little know-how, they’re so simple to create!

In this tutorial, I go through each step I take to create a simple silver stacking ring! Check it out here…

You can download my ring sizing tool that I talk about in this tutorial, the download is in pdf version.

The supplies and tools I’m using in this vid:

Sterling silver round wire, 20 gauge:

Steel ring mandrel:

Silver solder paste with flux, easy (lower temp):

Filing tools:

Dremel tool:

Do you enjoy creating rings? Have you ever soldered a ring before? What are your tricks and tips you’d like to share? Tell us more with a comment below! And don’t forget to share on facebook and twitter ;)

Have a fabulous day!

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  • Jim

    Reply Reply January 28, 2016

    Hi Laura,

    I saw your YouTube video,6/10/2011 regarding your watch bench find. I’m letting you know that I have an exact match in pretty good condition that I’m looking to sell. I was a watch & jewelry repairman in my own retail business for 26 years and bought this bench in 1988 from a German watchmaker in my area who was retiring. I believe the bench is about 70+ yrs old. I can provide pictures if you or someone you know is interested. I’m located in the Allentown, Pa region.


    • Laura (a different one)

      Reply Reply February 8, 2016

      Hi Jim,

      I was wondering if that watch bench is still available?



  • Bailey Dalton

    Reply Reply April 30, 2014

    What is the hardness of your wire? I have never made a ring before and am trying to order supplies…. Do you recommend half-hard or dead soft? Also, do you recommend any other materials for beginners that are possibly less expensive so messed up projects aren’t such an expensive loss?

    I heard German Silver, but I am overwhelmed with the options of metal wires and would really appreciate your professional opinion.


  • Morgan

    Reply Reply September 2, 2011

    Hi, I think we are both on the metalsmithing team. I am just learning to soldering. I just made my first ring, with your video. Can you help me? How do I make a wider ring band? Also, i’ve just been using pro polish pads, how are you polishing your items? ( besides a dremel, I mean how with a dremel. Thanks

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