Handmade Artists Forum Feature Of The Week
This week let's take a look at John Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC
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.
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