Making Our Wedding Bands in San Francisco

Home | Ceremony | Celebration

Practicing with copper
Mindy makes a copper practice ring
In the workshop with Sam, our instructor
Erik bends his copper into a band
Erik practices soldering copper
Our copper rings along side the fancy engraver
Mindy files the palladium strip
Erik files the palladium strip
Erik bends the palladium into a band
Erik bends the palladium into a band
Mindy bends the palladium into a band
The mishapen ring
Two mishapen rings and the star stamp (that is on the inside of each band)
The mishapen rings and a sample of the star stamp
Mindy prepares to fire up...
Mindy is ready to solder
Mindy solders the ring
Erik solders the ring
Erik solders the ring
The solder seam
Mindy files the solder seam
Mindy files the solder seam
Erik files the solder seam
Erik files the solder seam
Sam shows Mindy how to whack the band into shape
Mindy whacks the ring into shape with a hide mallet
Whack!
Erik and Mindy whack the bands into shape with hide mallets
Mindy files the outside of the solder seam
Erik solders again
Mindy sands the sides of the band
Mindy rounds the edges of the band
Erik rounds the edges of the band with cool magnifying goggles
Erik and Sam prepare for polishing (stage 1 of 3)
Erik polishes the band with rouge
Voila!