Titanium pendant on a silver chain.
I wrote before about how “Titanium speaks”, but this time, it was the silver chain that shouted: “Oxidise me too, please!”. The silver chain looked too white and bright, so I decided to go for oxidation also on the chain. I am pleased with how they now go together.
I continue to explore this way of assembling titanium to create new surfaces. I might think of other ways to attach the pendant on the chain (the two loops here was the most practical solution for this first version).
Did you know that you can oxidise silver with hard boiled eggs? I found this tutorial from The Beading Gem’s Journal very helpful as a starting point. I am not keen on dealing with chemicals, so I was happy to learn about this method. (And now I open the fridge and think “do we have enough eggs for some cupcakes and oxidation?”).
Here below are some glimpses of the progress. It meant a lot of cutting, filing off sharp edges, fitting, marking and drilling the holes (many holes!). For the chain, I made the first test in brass.
When the pieces were all prepared, with holes and without any sharp edges or corners, I could finally put the flame on them to bring on the colours. That is the moment I love the most, that is when I get an idea of the end result.
Now, there is one thing I am still missing here. I would not know how to call this piece. There is no “title” that pops up in my mind.
Perhaps you can help me here: What would you call it? What does it make you think of?