I was commissioned to do a braided platinum wedding band to match an existing engagement ring. I did some practice mock ups using silver wire, so I could get the tightness right to match the existing braid. Then I moved on the expensive material. To braid metal, you must have extra length to have the leverage to bend the wire at the end. I ended up with some expensive pieces of bent up platinum wire that was probably headed to the scrap bin for refining. But instead I ended up making this fun ring by randomly intertwining the wire and adding a few bezels with diamonds and a bezel set tanzanite, all out of the “wasted” wire.
Creative use of scrap