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Re: New one-of-a-kind bead? -- nishedha Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: nishedha Post Reply
11/26/2023, 20:00:22

Resume: I have heard that no experiment fails -- which is of course right, since even when it fails, it turns out to be a precious learning experience. As well as in this case enjoyable !

Now,from my experiment I have learned that:

Better to forget our method for commercial or any other practical purpose, other then offering the outcome to a special friend (perhaps while kneeling). Because too costly. If made of gold, the sheet has to be rather thick, otherwise it breaks under the lathe's stress. If made of a cheaper metal -say silver- in our western hemisphere the labor cost is too high.
As a result my respect for the artistry and skill of Asian metalsmiths has been increased. Just to give a couple of examples: the goldsmiths that keep alive the secret(?) technique of gold-over-lac beads in India deserve it, while Thai prakeuam silver beads are also awesome.

OMG, my tiny beauties will most probably be recycled, hehe!
Enough for today.

Modified by nishedha at Sun, Nov 26, 2023, 20:03:03

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