Thursday, February 4, 2010
I made the band of this ring by fusing silver. Fusing silver is a method of joining it without solder. The metal melts only on the surface, leaving the center unchanged. As you can imagine it's pretty unpredictable.
This ring was an experiment that somehow worked.
I originally planned to antique the silver, but after seeing the result I couldn't. I just loved the way the silver curliques are incredibly shiny and crisp against the background of the band. And because of the extreme heat I used to fuse the metal, the silver on the band reticulated, leaving it with a wonderful soft sheen.
I was so pleased with the way this ring worked out, that I decided to try fusing silver again.
Guess what. It was a complete and frustrating failure.
After the abysmal failure at my second attempt at fusing, I think that this ring may end up being a one-of-a-kind Contrariwise creation.
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