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Mokume Gane silver and copper bangle view 1 by fairyfrog Mokume Gane silver and copper bangle view 1 by fairyfrog
Bangle in the japanese Mokume Gane technique. Silver and copper stacked, twisted and worked to look like wood.
The metal has been etched to give more distinction between the metals.

This is a pattern test made for a customer interested in a project in this technique and wanted to see a little of what I can do.






This is for sale and can be bought here: Warning, though. Crazy price tag is crazy. >.< [link]
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy cow! Amazing work. Yeah crazy price tag is crazy, but so is the amount of work and craftsmanship that went into this.....super cool, keep it up!
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MrsAngelaGr Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow - I just can't find more suitable words.

And as I was as always a little late for a glimpse on the prize tag I now sit and ponder if it might ever be within my reach...
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: thank you!
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Vor4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Gorgeous the colours and pattern (or I guess lack thereof) are stunning, and I'd say you were definitely successful in giving it a wood like appearance. :)
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Sothoth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Very nice, funny that you worry about the price tag yet it sold so quickly :)
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hihi Yes! *happy*
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Valyaris Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Very nice. Did you make the Mokume Gane yourself?
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This time I didn't actually.
I have several old bullions laying around in copper/brass/silver I made some years ago while I had access to the proper equipment.
This was a request for a pattern test so I purchased a bullion instead of making it since I was very short of time. :)

I know myself well enough to know I cannot make them as flawless as I desire them to be with the equipment I got now. I could "cheat" and solder them together as some do, but the properties of the material doesn't work properly - and is prone to cracking instead of having a flawless fuse.


I am a control freak and I wish I had the time and equipment to make my own bullions these days, but I can't guarantee flawless quality if I did, and I refuse having my customers cutting themselves on strips of un-fused metal coming loose (like some of my colleagues doesn't seem to mind)... :)
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Valyaris Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Well, I can understand that. I myself started smithing last summer and I would NEVER use 2cnd grade material or do a 2cnd grade product and just soldering it together wouldn't work very well indeed.

Unfortunately I don't have a forge either, but there is a smith where I can work, about 200Km away from me. Next summer I will be there again, for a week, I'll try to do some Mokume Gane too. Newsilver and Bronze would be good, I thought :) !

Thanks for answering and for sharing your art!
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