Clara's Damasteel earrings

(12/12)

Damasteel, silver.

For Clara, to replace the missing ones:

From the same bit of forged stock as before - here it is filed to shape:

Drilled:

Sawn apart:

And dipped in zirconia paint, to try to keep them clean during heat treatment:

Once the paint had dried, they were heated with a MAPP torch to a cheery yellow then quenched in water:

Then tempered in the oven at 220C for four hours;

Etched in warm brick cleaner, which got a nice deep etch. Also seen here is the reult of etching the same stuff in hot brick cleaner for far too long:

Which is probably more etch than anyone wants:

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