Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To Patina or Not Patina

This is the exquisite ring that Rachel made during our time with Kate (and what an incredible little thing it is - clever girl). The pics show the ring in the bright silver after being tumbled and then blackish from the patina. It's been tumbled again after and has turned out a beautiful colour (don't think I got a pic of that one - might need Rachel to take a pic of it now to show you the difference). Kate's book "Structural Metal Clay" explains the patina process beautifully and shows what amazing colours can be achieved using patina.

The ring in all it's silver glory........

and after patina - to be tumbled again.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love the design! I need to learn how to work on this material! :) Happy weekend! :)