Saturday, 22 December 2012

Shibuichi Cuff Complete

The cuff has now been completed and collected by my customer.

 It actually had two incarnations as a “finished” object.  Initially, the piece had a differential polish showing the binary nature of the alloy with one side being fine silver and the internal surface polished to the bare alloy which has a paler tone than copper.

Because Shibuichi contains both copper and silver, during annealing processes a deposit of silver is left behind as the copper oxide is cleaned away in acid.


After the customer saw the object in person, it was decided to proceed with a full polish. This was done with 800g paper and wire wool to finish.


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