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Timeless Black by IMNIUM Timeless Black by IMNIUM
It is oxidized! :evillaugh:

It used to look like this: [link] [link]


~ sold ~
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dogsofeternity Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow, you are insanely talented. I'm not one for jewelry, however I can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into your work. Superb indeed.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Very cool. I'm guessing the outer stones are tourmalines, but what is the inner one?
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Alkhymeia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful work :)
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SweetCandyDreams Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
perfect work!
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thebluekraken Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
nice work. i always like seeing what your up to and your wire work. sometimes i wish i was still in the wire stuff. the details are brought out nicely.. well photographed too.. maybe a lighter background though so we can see the stone in the center more easily
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm all over the place re. jewelry :D
The photos could be way better if i only had time to learn how my camera works and then have enough time to take better photos :) i took over 1000 photos in 2 photo shoots (that's about 8 hours total) so they are far away from perfect :D
yes, i agree about the background, i have to buy some gray paper, all i have now is back, white and eggshell haha :giggle:

And thank you very much! :hug:
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MalfaitLuciu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009   Artisan Crafter
perfect level of oxidation - just enough to give it depth and compliment the stones more. i loved this before... i adore it now :3
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh, thank you! :hug: it was too flat before and there was too much silver-tourmaline contrast. i like it better now, all dark and gloomy :D
:hug: :blowkiss:
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InspiredbyLegend Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Lovely! I like it best oxidized as well!
Very nice design:wow:
Love the celtic feel and the graduated green beads (olivine?)
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
and YAY for oxidation! :D
The green beads are tourmaline
:blowkiss:
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InspiredbyLegend Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Ah...tourmaline! I love tourmaline:D
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
y'know you were definitely right about oxidizing it. I see so many things that are super dark when oxidized that I thought it would be too much... but you've got a perfect medium here!

<3 love it!! :D
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, thank you, thank you! :hug: :blowkiss:
I polished it quite a lot to get this lighter shade and keep the details black :)
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can imagine... probably took quite a bit of work! but it turned out good in the end so it's all worth it :D :D :D
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes for both! :D It is unbelievable how everything looks better with oxidized SS and actual gemstones :love: i'm hooked :D
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe, i don't blame you. Do you use liver of sulfur to oxidize? I've never done any, except for attempting to use the hard-boiled egg method with mixed results! Is it difficult?
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IMNIUM Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
i use a dark sulfur-based liquid, it might be liver of sulfur but i'm not sure because the declaration doesn't say what is really inside :/ mysterious dark liquid :D
it's not difficult at all! of course you have to be careful, like with all chemicals, use protective clothing and ventilate the room you're in but other than that it's easy :) and it blackens the silver in a couple of seconds :dance:
hard-boiled egg method works just fine if you first clean the jewelry, use enough (steaming hot) eggs, have a airtight container and leave it in for a couple of hours.
these are done with eggs [link] i left them in for 20 minutes with only 1 egg so they're not too dark

re. your mixed results - what happened?
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow, i'm slow at replying...

when i tried it the patina was uneven, i probably didn't clean it first! (lazy me, hehe...)

i'll have to try it again one of these days, and possibly try the sulfurous liquids! :D do you use like, a cloth, or a cotton swab or something to put it on?
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