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The Gemstone Detective

What is Reticulated Silver?

Reticulated Silver

What is Reticulated Silver?

Reticulated Silver is a mix of sterling (.925), fine silver (.999) and copper (.075).   The metal is repeatedly heated, quenched and pickled.   During this process, the copper content is concentrated at the core of the metal, surrounded by a skin of fine silver.  Then, during the reticulation process, a very hot flame from a jeweler’s torch is moved in a specific pattern to bring the copper core to a melting point that in turn creates a liquid within the silver skin.  The path and angle of the flame affects the textures created, very often resembling a mountain peak,...

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Some new galleries!

Some new galleries!

Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles, California now carries Ellen Lyons Jewelry Designs.   Please visit them or their website:    http://www.freehand.com    

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Heirloom and Bridal Jewelry

Heirloom and Bridal Jewelry

A complete line is available for the bride, the new mom and for any special occasion.   The bridal line pieces are designed to be heirloom keepsakes.    Free shipping on all orders here over $300.00.   Standard Shipping $15.00  

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Come visit the Instagram page for Ellen Lyons Designs SingedFingers

SingedFingers is the place to see new designs and all WIP which = Works In Progress!   A special offer is coming soon.

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Art Purchased from an American Artist Equals a Reverberating Pebble in a Pond.

Melissa sulks.  Glass blowing professionals are mad.   Ivan is irritated.  Vanessa visits with Rachel in her booth and then Rachel visits with Tessa in hers.   The other day, Tessa massaged one of her body care emollients into Rachel’s curls.  The artist vendors await buyers at the American Made Show in Dallas.   The wholesale buyers are not here in the droves that we were expecting and those who are here buy from other vendors who have cheaply made stuff from China or elsewhere. This is not a good show.   One sale for Rachel does not equal a...

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