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The perfect flaw
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Published: August 23, 2013
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Sometimes the mistakes can turn out to be beautiful.
I melted my own white gold in a crucible and for some reason a tiny speck of a palladium component didn't melt properly (at least that is what I think happened).
After casting a small bullion it was milled, bent and forged into a ring. When I started filing down the sides to measurement this appeared.
The side of the ring is less than 2.2 mm in height so this fine line is barely visible. It will vanish from sight as the ring get it's final coating and polish (It is visible when the surface is rough but the eye hardly catches it when mirror-finished).
Yet it will remain there forever, hidden.
I love it, I wish I knew how to repeat this "mistake". I will try sometime but for now it will have to wait.
Image size
3402x2404px 4.18 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
VR320,D725
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.9
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Aug 23, 2013, 1:11:34 AM
Software
Paint.NET v3.10
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Comments (4)
GeshaR's avatar
GeshaR|Professional Artisan Crafter
An accidental mokume :-) This is what makes hand-made pieces unique, right?
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Samarai's avatar
You have the heart of a [romantic] poet, woman.  It is why, in my opinion, you can create such inspired pieces.  One of my favorite artisans, to be sure.  
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skiesofchaos|Professional Photographer
Many of the native american weavers feel it is necessary there be a flaw in the piece, so that it does not bring the concept of perfection into the work, which idea belongs only to creator.
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child-of-aros|Hobbyist General Artist
just a little secret it has to offer huh..i like that idea to
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