Nebula Etched Copper and Sterling Stacking Rings

by Janice Root.
(Orange City, Florida)

Nebula Etched Copper and Sterling Stacking Rings by Janice Root  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Front View

Since the previous newsletter issue contains an article about patinas, I’d like to share with you the result of a new technique I tried.

Nebula Etched Copper and Sterling Stacking Rings by Janice Root  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Side View

I etched and domed three copper disks of varying sizes and soldered them to twisted 14-gauge sterling silver.

Nebula Etched Copper and Sterling Stacking Rings by Janice Root  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Back View

After antiquing with liver of sulphur, I used a mixture of nail polish and mica powders to achieve a “nebula” color effect on the interiors of the copper disks.

Nebula Etched Copper and Sterling Stacking Rings by Janice Root  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Stacked on the Finger

I then sealed them with four coats of Renaissance Wax.

I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. 🙂

Janice Root
Metal and Stone Designs

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Comments

  1. Beautiful coloring, Janice! And thank you for generously sharing your fascinating technique. I like the upside down copper dome shapes, and the twisted silver ring shanks. A really cool set of mixed metal stacking rings!

  2. Catherine E Franz says:

    Janice, these are beautiful! Great job. Thank you so much for sharing. So much creative thought to your process!

  3. Janice Root says:

    Thank you, Rena and Catherine! They were a lot of fun to make. 🙂

  4. Lovely effect!

  5. Janice Root says:

    Thank you!

  6. You put so much thought into this design, Janice! You used such interesting techniques to make it come out so intriguing.

  7. Your rings have an ethereal beauty—very unique! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Janice Root says:

    Thank you, Carol.

  9. Janice Root says:

    Thanks, Paula. 🙂

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