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Topic: Mother's Day Stacking Rings :)  (Read 1136 times)
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« on: April 15, 2010 06:59:54 PM »

Sterling silver stacking rings, they were Amelia's idea! I hand cut the hearts from sterling sheet and hammered sterling wire for the rings, soldered them together, oxidized, and voila!



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Love it, so beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010 12:59:51 PM »

These are great! Where do you get the sheet metal? And why do you have to oxidize it?

Sorry for all the questions...but I LOVE metal art!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 12:20:09 PM »

These are great! Where do you get the sheet metal? And why do you have to oxidize it?

Sorry for all the questions...but I LOVE metal art!

I get my metals from Rio, depending where you live you may have a local supply shop, but I don't. I think the most frequently mentioned other shop I'm aware of online is monsterslayer.com, but I've never bought from them.
 They're oxidized to blacken the letters, I use liver of sulfur, but you can put your metal in a plastic bag with an egg, as far as less toxic versions go, or using what may be on hand.

http://www.riogrande.com/
http://www.monsterslayer.com/

and Rio requires you open an account, but you don't need a tax ID or anything, just name,email addy etc   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 07:25:47 AM »

Awesome work, I love hammered jewelry.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 09:26:57 PM »

I shop at Rio as well, but I have also found that www.thunderbirdsupply.com can have some very competitive prices with both Rio and Monster Slayer. Especially when they have their sales. (no account required)
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