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Texture, shadow, color and subtle nuances -
Pared down and simplified -
Beauty in the imperfect.

Stones are chosen for their color, texture, shape and feel - creating a rythmic harmony with the shape of the finger. Individual stones allow every ring to be uniquely formed in copper.



THE ELECTROFORMING PROCESS

This process allows me to explore opportunities that are not feasible with traditional metal-working techniques but unfortunately does not allow for resizing once the ring is complete.

Electroforming, in the simplest terms, is the intricate process of controlling a metal deposit of copper onto a…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 13
  • Joined July 2, 2009

Favorite materials

Anything rusty, peeling paint, copper, natural wood grain, raw minerals, rough gemstones, wax, primer, plaster, honeycomb, ovoid forms

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MidwestAlchemy
Copper Rings Rough Raw Gemstone Jewelry

About

Click here to Enter My Shop - MidwestAlchemy.etsy.com

Texture, shadow, color and subtle nuances -
Pared down and simplified -
Beauty in the imperfect.

Stones are chosen for their color, texture, shape and feel - creating a rythmic harmony with the shape of the finger. Individual stones allow every ring to be uniquely formed in copper.



THE ELECTROFORMING PROCESS

This process allows me to explore opportunities that are not feasible with traditional metal-working techniques but unfortunately does not allow for resizing once the ring is complete.

Electroforming, in the simplest terms, is the intricate process of controlling a metal deposit of copper onto a conductive surface whether it be an organic or inorganic material. This process is similar to plating...but is done over a much longer period of time - and can be anywhere from 2 - 12 hours. Basically a thick “skin” of metal is built up into a rigid surface - which in this case is the ring or pendant form. Various patinas and finishes are possible after the initial electroforming process is complete.

You can read more about my work, care and maintenance on my policies page.

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