I finally made a ring for myself and I love it. It’s made using the ancient Japanese technique called nunome zogan, which means inlaying fine patterns of pure silver or pure gold on special, copper based alloys, like shibuichi (copper and silver) and shakudo (copper and gold).
I learned this technique during a three day workshop held by Elisa Deval in Assamblage and I fell in love with it. My ring is silver on shakudo. The dark color comes from a special patina that is applied as a final step in the finishing process.
What new things have you learned lately?