My friend Shana Kroiz from the Md Inst of art is working on a
commission and she was asking me about all of the options for
blackened metal in a ring. The project is an engagement ring and it
has yellow gold on the side rails and under the main ring.
Shokudo is beautiful but it is a copper base alloy and I know it
will not last. steel and iron type metals have a chance of developing
rust if left in humid atmospheres. how about cobalt steel, I know
tech forms casts it, but I have never worked with it. I am not in
with blackened palladium and I have really never explored how it is
blackened. Emamel cant be sized
So I always end up back at the tried and true sterling with a rough
finish then dipped in liver of sulpher.
When I do a wedding ring I like to look the customer in the eye and
let them know that it is possible to size the ring up or down alittle
bit in the future.
is this a “DEAR ANDY” letter?
wayne werner ‘finally over the VEGAS hangover’