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Convergence by CountMagnus Convergence by CountMagnus
This ring is the result of an accident that occurred when I was making a seamless mokume ring.
(More details on what went wrong here: countmagnus.deviantart.com/art…

To salvage it I sanded down the area that was contaminated and covered it with a setting. The setting is a piece of pattern folded steel left over from my sawframe. (You can see the process here: countmagnus.deviantart.com/art…, countmagnus.deviantart.com/art…, and countmagnus.deviantart.com/art…

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Now, here's why I made this:

I hate the modern commercial jewelry aesthetic.

All the emphasis is on the boring diamond that was flawlessly cut by machines. The metalwork is just there to hold it in place. (Metalworking that was designed on a computer, printed in wax, and then cast.)

I decided to make a ring where that boring stone was replaced by hand forged metal; I made this to celebrate the metalwork.

Completed February 26th, 2013.

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Here are photos of this ring on the body: countmagnus.deviantart.com/art…
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Kudrik Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
* _* awesome thing!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
That is beautiful. I would love to have a stickpin with a setting like that.

Yes, the modern commercial jewelry aesthetic has been bland and boring for the better part of a century now, and still chugs on regardless. I am baffled.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent! You beat me to the "damascus as stone" implementation (though mine wouldn't have been as nice, and I don't make my own).
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RMikkE Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is always unfortunate when something happens at the workshop which causes damage to your own work, but taking on consideration damage which that the original received and one made now as a rescue operation, the result is excellent.
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pyrotikigodz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
where do you learn seamless for rings, and I think that looks better than the orginal idea.
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CountMagnus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you.

I learned to make seamless rings from the very talented Eric Burris. He taught a workshop at the college I went to. (His website can be found here: [link])
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Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Is the centerpiece Damascus Steel? My dad has a couple knives made with that metal and it always looks so cool.
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CountMagnus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That is exactly what it is. I just started making it last year, and I love it.
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Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Ah, I figured it was. It's such an interesting pattern to see in metal. It makes the ring look very nice as well.
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TinyPasserine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work. I really like the inspiration behind this and I fully agree with your sentiments :).
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