Thursday, August 03, 2006

Metal to Metal

Steve Midgett Mokume from Earthshine

Jewelry designer Steve Midgett has a magic touch when it comes to the art of Mokume. He carries it to new creative levels, fusing precious metals such as platinum, palladium, 18K, titanium and tantalum in his wedding rings and jewelry pieces. He takes joy in his work and enthusiastically shares it!

"This technique continues to hold my fascination as I discover its' multiple applications and infinite design possibilities."

Mokume Gane (pronounced Moe-koo-may Gah-nay) is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique developed in feudal Japan by master swordsmiths. The name translates as "wood grain metal," referring to one of the most popular patterns created with this laminated metals technique which is akin to Damascus Steel. While there are many basic patterns created with mokume gane, in the hands of a master, extraordinary control of the medium may be achieved. >>continue>>



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