Sunday, September 04, 2011

GS: Fingerprints, Part 2

When the palladium rings were returned to me, I was pleased to find that the finger prints survived the casting process. But I knew I had to handle the rings with the utmost care during the finishing/polishing process so not to disturb the fingerprints. Normally, I would use various types of files, emery and rubber wheels inside the rings to take off the top surface after casting (to remove any surface pitting, texture, etc) to create a smooth surface for polishing. But in this case, I had to clean lightly around the fingerprints, not touching them at all, and then I tumbled the rings for an extended period of time.

By tumbling the rings, it would not only remove any rough/sharp areas in the fingerprints while still retaining the pattern, but prepare the rest of the metal for final polishing.

And these are the final pieces.

When off, the finger print is clearly visible. But when worn, nobody else needs to know that they are there. The perfect little secret... more personal than most engravings.

And I was thrilled that my experiment worked!


DebbieB said...

So awesome.

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those rings are stunning.

Mike said...

Hey :), All shared rings are stunning one. The design is so unique and simple. I would love to buy it for me and my girlfriend as a valentine gift. I am sure she would be very happy after seeing. The thing I most liked in first ring is diamond stone & its curve shape. It is giving it elegant look.
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