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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Plenilunio Ring

Plenilunio Ring
Originally uploaded by Cynthia Del Giudice
I fabricated this ring using metalsmithing techniques I have learned in a class I've just started last month, and then coming home and doing my own thing experimenting and watching the results in awe. This is fusing silver and copper into a brass sheet. Brass and copper have a much higher temperature than sterling silver. This is what creates this texture. You can see copper "dust" on the lower right side, and the brass sheet peeking here and there. The molten silver creates the smoother upper surface. The result is a texture which reminds me of a full moon, thus the name: Plenilunio, which means full moon. You can find this ring and other handmade jewelry at my Etsy shop.


  1. this is such a beautiful ring. I have fused silver dust to silver but the copper and brass adds so much more. I wonder what would happen with gold dust in the mix????



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