Thursday, January 13, 2011

Caspar de "Los Reyes"

The second ring (of three) is now finished.
Sterling silver, red copper with oxidation and natural red topaze.
One more to go.

Balthazar de "Los Reyes" with patina

I listened to good advice and did a LOS patina and than gently polished it.
Sterling silver, copper with oxidation (patina) and smokey quartz.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Specialist advice requested...

The first of three rings called "Los Reyes"
This one is Balthazar.
It is almost finished, but I need some advice on the oxidation of the copper. I do not like the bright colour of the brushed copper, so I need oxidation on it. But:
- Should I wait for the natural oxidation to appear ?
- Should I do a black oxidation with lever of sulfer ?
- Should I (try to) do a green oxidation with vineger ?

All comments are welcome !


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Experimenting with copper and oxidation...

I used oxidation on silver before, but never on copper.
I love the warm colour of copper, especially when it has a dark oxidation.
It looks a lot like bronze, no?
I had fun making these. Hope they will sell fast so I can do some more...