I had only 6 minutes left in a recent class but had promised my students that I would show them how to make a quick custom ring. Well, I blew the deadline by 2 minutes... (And I probably spent 3 minutes in explaining as I went along but I won't mention that.) :)
If you are new to Rhino you may wonder...What is the significance of curve degree? This short video explains curve degree, how it influences control point editing on that curve, and graphically demonstrates how that influences the resulting surface of curve extrusion.
In this +- 20 minute video, Joel and Gary demonstrate two similar, yet different approaches to making a 7-gem ring. Starting with a shank a curve and a single gem, they both build the upper part of the ring including gem placement, under-bezels, and prongs.
“Gary Dawson is owner of Gary Dawson Designs, an online custom design operation that was once featured as a “Best of the Best” by Instore Magazine. Dawson has over 40 years experience in creating designs that capture the personalities and stories of his customers. He is a frequent contributor to MJSA Journal, a founding member of the Council of Custom Jewelers, and a designated “Mentor Jeweler”. He has delivered seminars and presentations at numerous events, including AGTA GemFair, Portland Jewelry Symposium, and the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology.” ~Jewellery Business Magazine