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In this DIY jewelry tutorial I will show you the process I used to make a ring with ancient bog oak and sterling silver.

This week I asked you guys on Instagram what I should use for my next project. The options were a bottle opener, acrylic off-cuts or a chunk of Bog Oak (don't snigger).

I can report that the majority of you voted for the bog oak so I decided to do what I do best and show you how I made this wood & hammered silver ring.

The piece of ancient oak was found preserved in a peat bog in the black forest area of Germany and is estimated to be at least 10,000 years old! To contrast the wood inside, the outside of the ring is sterling silver with a hammered texture and a patina from liver of sulphur.

I enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to make something too. The video will show you how to make a wooden ring, how to make a silver ring and how to combine them to make something truly unique!

Step 1: Tools & Materials

've included Ebay links to materials and equipment in the description of this video and if you use one of my links and purchase any item on Ebay within 24 hours then I receive a small reward. This does not effect the price you pay in any way and is just a way that you can support me to keep on making free videos “for you … the people”.

Bog Oak:
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Sheet Silver

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Liver of Sulphur

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Bench bandsaw

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Wood lathe

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Drill Press

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Jewellers Hand Tool Kit

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Digital Caliper

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Ring Mandrel & ring sizers

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Soldering Torch

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Jewellery saw

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Half round pliers

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Bench Pin

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Jewellery Hammers

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<p>So gorgeous. Not a ring maker myself, but loved watching this. </p>
<p>great work &amp; very precise instructions. Well done</p>
<p>Beau!tiful job</p>
<p>Inspiring work, and the finished ring looks great. </p><p>I've been paying attention to all of your ring tutorials, and picking up lots of techniques. I'll make a ring someday soon I hope! : )</p>
Ah awesome, thank you for watching my stuff and good luck with your own creations!
<p>Thanks! And hey - props for sticking an instructables sticker on your lathe! That's really cool, and was fun to see. Cheers!</p>
<p>Great work, I hung in there to the end, mainly because of your presentation, your personality is a plus.</p>
Thank you so much, you just made my day!
<p>Excellent video, beautiful ring. Thanks for the info and links.</p>
No problem! I'm sure there are things I've missed but I'll add them in later if I remember anything! Thank you for watching!
<p>Beautiful!</p>
Thank you!
That's so Awesome!!! Loved it :-)
Thank you I appreciate it!

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Bio: My name is Danial Rees and I am a woodworker based on the sunny south coast of England. I specialise in creating unique wooden rings ... More »
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