The focus was on patterning here at my second live mokume gane Q and A session, held on April 2, 11am pacific time via Zoom. If you missed it, check out the video. Topics discussed include a general overview of the types of mokume gane patterning, annealing times and temps, chisel shapes, when to forge versus when to roll, etc. Includes a free direct hammer patterning lesson too. I'll be doing this monthly; next month the focus will be on finishing and patinas. My live viewers really enjoyed the bonus content - next one should be May 7th, same time, so keep an eye on my website and/or social media for it. Enjoy the recording, and please comment below for any questions you'd like answered next month. :-)
Well the video recording and uploading was definitely a learning curve on my part, but the value of the mokume gane info makes up for it for sure. I had a great time answering everyone's mokume questions. I covered everything from seamless vs. seamed rings, to patinas, fusing temps and troubleshooting, and lots more. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with questions. Really the most fun part was after we turned off the recording - then we got a lot of live questions and comments, even some sharing of studios and mokume gane work. It was so much fun I'll definitely be doing it again, probably every month. Keep an eye on my instagram or the facebook group 'mokume gane for all' for the announcement for the next one. Join us live for the full experience. ;-)
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.