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Cory's Ring by ou8nrtist2 Cory's Ring by ou8nrtist2
Here's a commissioned ring in stainless steel I just made for a friend.It's an ancient Celtic technique of twisting square stock back and forth during forging.
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skipshot Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When you tried it on, did it feel overly thick against the other fingers? I bought a tungstin ring not to long ago and when I put it on, it pressed painfully into my other fingers.

Other than that, I love its look. :-)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional
It was comfortable for me as well as the client I made it for,but we're all different.Some folks can't wear rings at all...
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skipshot Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can believe that. It took me some time to get used to the thickness of my ring, so for those who can't at all; I feel bad for them.
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Blackwing666 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Nice.
I like that the twist isn't in line.
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WhiteSquaw Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love it :love: it's simple and perfect!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional
Thanks Mari...
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elph Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
fantastic! where is it welded?! and i love the fact that you smoothed out the inside, which way did you go about that? just grinding it out? came out great. youre such an influence and im always a fan. thanks for sharing sir! :chainsaw:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional
The weld is at 2 o'clock.You can just barely make out a tiny little dot.
The inside is first ground out with a carborundum die grinder bit ,sanded, then polished with scotchbrite.
Part of the beauty is if you back off a bit on polishing,to let the carburizing effect(darkened areas) from forging speak.The contrast of the dark and light is what gives the piece it's character.
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Rahona Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
That came out very well. Is there a name for that technique that I could used to look up more about it?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional
If you Google "forge twisting"you might find more on the subject.
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful ....ring.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional
Thanks Lois.
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your so very welcome Stephen.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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cuzzycutegirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like it too!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional
Thank you Leah.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice especially for such a small scale.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional
The Celtic artifacts are a constant source of inspiration...
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razzigyrl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oooo, this is lovely. :love: Almost like a ring made of the ripples in water.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional
Definitely a watery theme.
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magickalmoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful, I love how that technique looks when used on a ring - I've never seen that done before. I have a hair stick (steel) that was forged with that method and its one of my favorites.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you Jen,
Can you see this ancient organic design as influential for Art Nouveau?
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magickalmoon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely, it has that sinuous line and movement that (at least I) associate with art nouveau style
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SteveSilver925 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the shape of this. Nice work!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you Steve,
Love the Art Nouveau influence in your work...
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SteveSilver925 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much... I wouldn't say it's so much of a direct Art Nouveau influence, but more that I'm a compulsive spiralist :). Since you mention it though I should probably dig into some Art Nouveau for further influence :)
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Chacogranite Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Sweet!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thanks Dean.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you Bear.
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ArmoredKoi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is awesome.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you!
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Allessaria Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take you to learn to make jewelry, and where did you learn to make it? I'm trying to start, but I've no idea what to do first. Beautiful ring, by the way!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional
I learned from my father who was a master sculptor working in metal and wood.He taught me to silver solder when I was 8 and then stick weld (arc weld) soon after.I started working in silver making jewelry when I was about 11 years old but changed to stainless steel when I was about 15 ,for it's toughness and durability...
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Allessaria Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, thank you very much! I hope to find a good teacher soon, as I'd like to make my own jewelry. And that's awesome that your dad taught you. :D
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful ring!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you Kuzy.
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Tuchanka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very pretty.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you Tuchanka.
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moon519 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I love this! It has a very watery feel. :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you.It does indeed resemble water...
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pecatrix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
The texture/pattern of this ring is really intriguing.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you Pecatrix.
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