Silicon bronze strip

By way of entertainment I soldered some scrap pieces of silicon bronze strip to some equally scrappy pieces of sterling silver.The result was then pushed through the rolling mill with some copper mesh to texture, and the surface subsequently polished a little. It looks as though it will be very suitable for suggesting to students for two-coloured rings. One caveat is that silicon bronze tarnishes rather rapidly when worn by some people, including myself. I subsequently found that some craft plastic mesh, so fine as to be almost transparent, was as good at putting an impression on the metal when rolled through the mill. My reading of Oppi Untracht's texts suggests this is perhaps a simple version of 'married metals'.

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