Fold-formed hoop earrings of straight grain mokume gane
Sterling, shibuichi, copper
Approximately 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter, 3/8″ to 1/2″ wide
©2009- 2012, V. Lansford; Sold.
The technique of fold forming, pioneered by artist, Charles Lewton-Brain, involves forging metal sheet to make it curve along the fold(s). To mix things up a bit, I used straight grain mokume gane of sterling, copper, and shibuichi instead of a single metal. Once I had finished the forging, I ground the surface of the outside to expose the resulting cross section of the different metals.