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Friday, January 7, 2011

Total Eclipse of the Heart

The theme for Week 2 of the Year Of Jewelry 2011 is Eclipse. After punching copper discs, I textured them with a hammer. The same was done with the sterling silver. Once textured, they were sweat soldered together allowing the solder to deliberately flow onto the copper. Once the tube rivets were in place and the discs were domed...I applied gold to the textured sterling silver via Keum-boo. The finishing touch is a patina achieved by using liver of sulfur!

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