Irina Vasilieva – EZ960™ Sterling Ring

Written by Diane Rein

7-irina-ring-finished1-smWe are continuing to receive beautiful photos from artists using EZ960 Sterling.  Irina Vasilieva, metal clay artist from Russia created this beautiful textured ring.  This beauty was formed and fired flat at 1650°F / 900°C for 4 hours. Irina then formed the ring around a steel mandrel. This ring can be adjusted to multiple sizes.  These photos show her process and the final piece. For the texture, Irina used Cool Tools texture tile “Sea Current”

EZ960 is a great, all purpose metal clay with excellent working properties. Because the clay is a sterling silver alloy, one of its best attributes is its post firing strength, in comparison to fine silver. This inherent strength makes EZ960 the perfect choice for jewelry that takes lots of abuse, such as rings and bracelets. For more information on this product, download the EZ960 Sterling Instruction and Firing Guide.

 

IRINA VASILIEVA EXCLUSIVE JEWELRY

About Irina: Professional artist and jeweler. Certified instructor of the Russian branch of the International School ArtClay World, a member of the Creative Union of Russian Artists (TSHR) and the Moscow Union of creative youth (ICTM).  Check out her website: http://www.irinajewelry.ru/

Tools used for this project
Tools used for this project
Textured and Filed
Textured and Filed
Fired ready for bending
Fired ready for bending

 

Bending after firing on a steel mandrel
Bending on a steel mandrel after firing
Patina applied
Patina applied

 

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Finished Ring with Patina

September 23, 2016

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