Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pinterest - The New Way to Find Information

The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post on the same topic on odd months and on even months we take on a Pinterest Challenge where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, creating something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then posting about it. You can read more about the Artists Synchroblog here

This month's topic:  December 
Pinterest Challenge

For this month's synchroblog each blogger is to find an item from Pinterest, try it and blog the results.  Well, I have tried a few Pinterest recipes and such, but I didn't take pictures or notes, so, I had to come up with something else. I spoke in a previous post about Pinterest providing a lot of inspiration for my jewelry, but it also provides a lot of  links to information and instruction. 

I love finding charts showing lengths to cut ring shanks for specific sizes, comparison sizing in millimeters, so I can get an idea of a stones size, drill bit sizing, saw blade sizing, etc.  All of those things come in very handy.  I use at least one of them every time I'm at the bench.

Millimeter Reference Chart                                         Ring Blank Sizing Chart

8mm Labradorite Ring

From this first chart, I can tell that the stones in these rings are a little bit larger than a pencil eraser.

17mm Amethyst Ring

And, this stone is approximately the size of a dime.

The second chart shows the length your ring stock needs to be cut for specific sizes.

It is always amazing to me the amount of information available on the web, and the ways that Pinterest has enabled that information to be more easily found.

Finally, there is this pin, showing my sentiments to all of you!


  1. I also use the ring sizing chart, but I hadn't seen the mm reference chart - I'll be pinning that one for later use! Thanks!