Morrisonite Jasper & Shibuichi Experiment

by kaytaylor on November 15, 2008

Morrisonite Jasper & Shibuichi Pendant by Kay Taylor
Morrisonite Jasper & Shibuichi Pendant by Kay Taylor

This is another pendant that I created using Morrison Ranch Jasper, also known as Morrisonite, shibuichi and sterling silver.  Dimensions are about 2″ h X 1 1/2″ w.

The shibuichi alloy when overheated raises to a nearly reptilian textured surface.  Instead of pickling the surface, it can be lovely left alone.  Dark and rough.  I chose to pickle this after the last soldering.  Overheating it is similar in process to reticulation.  The little “twigs” are scrap wire bunched together, along with that pesky larger wire holding the bunch to the main piece.  Challenge.  Next shibuichi post will show the darker finish I love, as well.
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kaytaylor December 1, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Thanks, Michael! I will look for those recipes.

Michael Johnson December 1, 2008 at 3:37 pm

You can also use the shibuichi with different patina recipes found on Ganoksin’s site to bring more color into the metal as well.

Cool job though :o)

kaytaylor November 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Well, folks. There you have it. My best supporter! Good sense of humor. Love the thought you put into it, Rich.

RICHARD TAYLOR November 19, 2008 at 2:55 pm

OUTSTANDING. LOVE THE TEXTURAL FEELING THE PIECE EMITS! LAPIDARY CHOICE CONSISTENT W/OVERALL MOTIF.

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