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  • Ice & Snow Ring, Part 5
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    Heather Perry

Ice & Snow Ring, Part 5

Ice & Snow Ring, Part 5
As I mentioned yesterday an inspiration for this ring is to create a vintage feel. This goes back to my high school days tagging along with a friend who loves antique stores. While she was searching for clothes I was drawn to the jewelry cases and always enamored by the Victorian silver and marcasite pieces that had tarnished with time. It was like this moment of a past life was captured and I would try to imagine what it was like for the woman who wore such an ornate, sparkly jewel. In order to recreate this feeling in my ring, I have to speed up the aging process by oxidizing my silver. This is always scary for me because I get used to the bright silvery shine of the metal as I am working on it and it's risky to dull that shine with an oxidizing solution-what if I hate it? Alas...I must be brave and follow my plan. As you can see it turns the metal black and matte, a very different look from yesterday's photo!! However, it won't remain this dark. As I am setting the moonstone I will be polishing and burnishing the surface of the metal to reduce or remove parts of the deep black and matte…
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    Heather Perry

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