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Mokume rings by bug-in-my-eye Mokume rings by bug-in-my-eye
the reddish one on the right was my first ring I made last semester for the assignment of making a two layered ring. The bottom layer is sterling silver, and the top is Mokume with copper and silver.

the other ring was made for my boyfriend, and the mokume is made with Shukudo, which is why it\'s a darker color than mine.


I already posted the smaller one before, but decided to get a better photo up.
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such lovely shapes on them. good patterns and colours as well
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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Both of them looks great. I love their designs and the way you created their textures!
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stardarknight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010   Artisan Crafter
That's so gorgeous =)

Mokume's so hard to do @_@ *claps*
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
hey, I didn't do much, just slapped on some mokume bands to silver bands :P it was my first semester, I didn't make the mokume, just found the scrap pieces.
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stardarknight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Ahh I see lol~

My teacher was ranting about how painful it was to make the mokume for his wedding rings and the crazy process it took. Wow at least you found some scraps o.o that stuff's expensive, but I love how it looks! Still good job =)
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
How many times did you twist the billet in the first ring before cutting it in half?
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
I didn't actually make it, it was already cut into a strip when I got it, I just flattened it more for my needs.
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
What??? What kind of jewellery school do you go to?? lol
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
well, It was my first semester, you can't expect me to be making my own blocks of mokume when I have other projects to do. The teacher just happened to have some bits and pieces lying around.

I'm not complaining.
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really? Our program is so underfunded, our teachers never have a spare anything to give to students.

What is your program like?
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
well I suppose it depends on the teacher, too. Our art department seems pretty well off, but the teacher, as well, is really resourceful and has a lot of stuff in his studio and at his house. It's not like he gives stuff out for free, we still pay 150 for the semester as a fee, and the cost of any silver we use on top of that. But all in all, it's a pretty good deal. He sort of thinks of it as "you make something worth it, you've payed for the materials".
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
$150 per semester?! Geez! We pay closer to $2,000 per semester, AND we have to pay for all of our materials and tools!
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
wowza, that's intense. This is part of a college art department, though, so a lot of the supplies are provided.
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KajiyaEol Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
wonderful pattern. I'd really like to obtain this result with mine...
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
the one that's irregular wasn't hard, just a matter of scratching through it randomly.


the uniform pattern was made that way, so I had the easy route :D
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MistknMind Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
LOVE THE RINGS!
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herr-garrett Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
What's a mokume?
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
it's like damascus, it's layers of metal, run through a rolling mill to the point where they are practically fused together.

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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful texture and pattern
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
:D
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