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Oxidized Silver Granulated Rings

Susan McDonough

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Susan McDonough

I have a innate love of ancient objects and a deep curiosity to understand the process of how they were made. Using ancient techniques, fine materials and a love of history; juicy gems and rich colors dominate my designs.I became fascinated to the point of obsession with the Etruscan process of Granulation, a process that involves tiny spheres formed under heat through colloidal adhesion, precisely placed on a prepared surface of the same material then fused with a torch. Granulation is a very time consuming process. The creation of unique pieces in precious metals is my passion!

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Oxidized sterling silver granulated rings.  Artist Susan McDonough uses the technique called granulation. Granulation is a controlled fusing process that has been utilized for thousands of years. Her rings have an intricate wave or triangle pattern of granules peppering the surface. A dark grey patina is applied and is protected with renaissance wax. This unique surface will get more interesting with wear. To understand her process, watch the following PBS video.

http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com/episodes/season_1

  • Rings sold separately
  • Custom sizes available upon request
  • Made in NC
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