Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Featuring this week Jan 13 - Jan 20 John Rasmussen

Handmade Artists Forum Feature Of The Week

This week let's take a look at John Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC

Rasmussen Gems & Jewelry.

John and his wife create beautiful pieces of art.

My favorite is this Copper Patinated Ring. 

Crafted from a pure copper sheet, which was pierced to make the ring band.  The band was soldered with hard silver solder, filed and sanded. 

 Then the ring was formed on a steel mandrel and textured with a ball peen hammer.  Finally, the ring was patinated with Liver of Sulphur to produce the black color.  The final finishing was done with sandpaper to brighted the high spots, then sealed with glossy acrylic resin.  

This ring was done as size 8 and can be custom made in other sizes.

View more work here:
http://handmadeartists.com/shop/rasmussengems

http://rasmussengemsandjewelryllc.blogspot.com/


13 comments:

  1. What a nice post. And I love that Lapis ring, just gorgeous.

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  2. Great post about some talented artists.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Karen and Dakota..

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  4. Great post April! The items you picked are so pretty!

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  5. Great post with great items. I love that hammered ring. These are two wonderful artists.

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  6. That hammered ring is cool. Even has a masculine touch.

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    1. Hi Finding Charm...Yes, I love that ring too...

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  7. A wonderful blog complimenting us. Thank you.

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    1. Hello John..You are most welcome..Love your pieces..

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