Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Palladium-silver twists WIP

Its been a long time since the last post. Again, the day job and wedding preparation took priority.
But at last today I tried twisting the palladium-silver billet.
It was fascinating, my heart was racing, my legs trembling, but the billet was strongly bonded so everything held up really well.

Here is a test polish. The palladium-silver combination has a very subdued contrast, and to me at least, looks really elegant. No oxides and patinas here; remember this is Palladium 500 and Palladium enhanced Sterling Silver.
It seems that after having conquered the technical aspects of bonding, patterning is the next frontier. Patterning and rolling are indeed a whole different ballgame, and I still have a lot to learn. Maybe I should try it on some cheaper stuff, but what the hell...!