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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  • 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!

  • Catherine E Franz says:

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

  • Janice Root says:

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

  • Lovely effect!

  • Janice Root says:

    Thank you!

  • Carol Burton says:

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

  • Paula says:

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

  • Janice Root says:

    Thank you, Carol.

  • Janice Root says:

    Thanks, Paula. 🙂

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