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I'd like to commission one ring of power. For personal use. Thanks. 

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Oooooo, looks perfect! Well done! ::D: 

 

Are you going to leave them as they are or darken with liver of sulphur? 

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2 hours ago, Julia said:

Oooooo, looks perfect! Well done! ::D: 

 

Are you going to leave them as they are or darken with liver of sulphur? 

Thanks.

 

This round, I'll probably leave them as they are, as I haven't yet obtained any LoS.  I thought about it, but for now am happy with them.  Maybe that will be a goal for the next casting of them. :)

 

Have you ever tried playing with a torch on silver to purposefully induce firescale as a darkener?

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If you find yourself in a spot where you don't have any LoS, you can get the patina with boiled and smashed eggs. It just takes longer to produce a dark coating.

 

I have played around with a torch and tried to get a nice color, but personally didn't like uneven patina it produced. In time the color difference is very visible and when there's spots that will darken more than others, the end result is not that appealing...it might have its uses, but have yet to find a design where it would work. At the moment I'm struggling to keep the silver nice and shiny; stored almost everything into sealed zip-locks with an anti-tarnish strips. It starts to get really frustrating when there's over 40 small pieces that needs to be cleaned in a regular basis, so that the tarnish doesn't get too deep. Have started to make more items that has a deep patina other than a high polish, just because I'm spending more time re-polishing than making new items to sell.

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You can get small amounts of LoS (still probably last you ages for this small stuff) on a popular auction site for quite cheap compared to the big sculpture supply people, get the solid form; premixed it won't keep.  From what I've read...

 

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