Monday, January 17, 2011

featured: chuck domitrovich

sterling silver, titanium, 18k gold, iolite, garnet

Chuck Domitrovich of Down to the Wire Designs said of his incredible Layer Rings, "Titanium is a great material. It cannot be soldered, so all the connections are cold-- riveting is the main one that I used. These rings were created layer by layer starting with the center and working my way out. Design elements were soldered into place as I went-- always to the silver. I used various styles of rivets. The smallest ones are 18k gold pins, but I also used tube rivets, and in the case of the garnet ring, the sterling lining on the shank is flared out on both sides to also act as a rivet. I cut and drilled the sterling and titanium sheet on a cnc milling machine."

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