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Forged Stainless Steel Rings by ou8nrtist2 Forged Stainless Steel Rings by ou8nrtist2
Rings forged from stainless steel.Mostly organic style design.

These are for sale.
Prices start at $99 US (plus shipping)
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Chinchilla-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Ah!
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Lela1983 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... just... wow
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional
Mostly ancient Celtic patterns...
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TheMeltist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
They are hip! Your gallery is great! Wow!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional
Thanks...
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Nice series!
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are amazing and beautiful. :D I love their finish. :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional
Stainless steel continues to intrigue me as a material for fabrication.
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think its an overlooked metal, and it has a lot to offer. Its a metal I would love to start working with at some point.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional
I've been playing with it since I was about 15.
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elph Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
you should start making stainless damascus. these rings are 316l?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional
No,these rings are 304 (foodgrade).I made them long ago.
In the future they will be 316L
I DO want to make stainless Damascus.
I need to devote a block of time to it and partner with a blacksmith friend as well.
Scheduling is the difficult point...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Looks like you've been busy lately. And working smaller too. They look great.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional
Just finally getting around to photographing many pieces in my jewelry case.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah I know how that goes.
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010   General Artist
beautiful, once again I love the light vs dark, and the fluidity of the material
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional
Thank you Ms. Thomas.
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Msmeakochan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Loving the various shapes and widths. How long did it take to make them all?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional
Not really sure about that,
But at this point it takes me a couple of days to make one depending on the design.
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littleGC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Artist
These are fantastic.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you !
That fungus shot of yours is great.
gives me ideas about making it in stainless steel...
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littleGC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Artist
Thank you, If you do make sure to post something here so I can see it.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Absolutely.
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Skipyau Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Ooh, there's some pretty funky designs in there...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
I just couldn't face photographing each one individually.
I think I may at some point number them each in the photo so I can have some reference when someone spots one they must have...
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Skipyau Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I wouldn't be surprised if they do man, those designs are better than most contemporary fashion rings.

Have you tried your hand at engraving? Almost everyone who even likes Tolkien would want a 'One Ring' I'm sure. :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Funny you should mention that...LOL
That central fat ring reminded me of"and one ring to bind them".
But in truth, engraving stainless steel is quite a different matter than working gold.
At this point I've been exploring hot punching for symbols and letters.
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Skipyau Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Hot Punching? Sounds a bit difficult for all that whimsical Elven script, but none the less a heck of a lot easier than toiling over whether this curve or that shape is engraved right...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional
Both processes are difficult and problematic.
Hot punching would lend itself better to a symbolic language like runes.
Acid etching might work since you'd only be scribing a line through a thin layer of wax on the surface of the ring.But laser etching could probably simulate the effect best of the Elven language seen on the ring in the movies.
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Skipyau Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Got any laser technology laying about? :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional
I do a lot of work with a local machine shop and fabrication facility that has two going pretty much all day.These are huge expensive machines,and this particular shop does high tech and military contracts. Their work is incredibly good and I'm very lucky to have somehow ingratiated myself to them. I think I'm seen by them as a curio since I'm always using cutting edge technologies in the pursuit of Beauty and Art.They have tolerated my visits for the entertainment value I'm sure, but they DO seem genuinely intrigues at my ability to shape metal in Organic ways and to recreate creatures and forms from the natural world in stainless steel. I have opened their collective eyes more than once in the technique of finessing complex forms and shapes and in creative and alternative ways of using their own heavy equipment. Because of this they occasionally allow me to personally use some of their machines,presses,tumblers,etc.not to mention dumpster diving to my hearts content. The owner has a penchant for imported Pilsners so I try to grease the wheels every few months with a case of "good stuff"to stay on his bright side...
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Patchco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
They're splendid.
They have a certain force, I can't explain.
Normally I don't wear jewelry, but I'd make an exception for one of those.
Kudos to you.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you Pieter,
And they can stand up to hard abuse as well having been made from stainless steel.
I sell them for around $299 US depending on the design.
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Patchco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hard abuse, that sounds about right ;-)
I've got a sister-in-law in California. I'll check if some of the family visit her before my birthday in august. If so, I know my present :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Sounds good to me.
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Patchco Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
I'm incredibily sorry, but the deal will not happen.
Please forgive me.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional
Dear Pieter,
It's no problem my friend.
Thank you for your kind compliments...
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Void-Hamlet-Herself Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Precisely: There is a certain force to them. They look very solid, very nature-like - as if metal. And kudos to the Creator, who actually knows how far back in time his craft goes, and what paths it has taken.

:sun:
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Patchco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Very true.
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Those are absolutely beautiful and indeed very organic looking! I like the three *twistet* ones on the left best! :heart: Wonderful craftsmanship!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional
Those are my favorites as well.
That is an ancient Celtic pattern.
They were the first to forge squarestock in that particular way in about 800 BC
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
As early as that? Wow... My personal estimate would have been around 400 AC. I am no archaeologician though ;)
I marvel at your ability to forge stainless steel in such intricate and beautiful forms!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
I was trained in childhood by a master sculptor.
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
That clearly shows! You can call yourself lucky to have learned by a master craftsman! :aww:
I always asked my *master* about every technique he used, when I was a decorative painter...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
In my case the Master was my old man.
I just preferred to hang in his studio most of the time and soaked up the training through osmosis.
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lucky you!
I am the only artist in the family...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Can you make a living at it?
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional
sweet job
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional
Thanks Bear.
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LadySuzaku Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Oh, wow. These are really cool. And beautiful!
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