SHOW: Hairclip 02


Title:      Hairclip.
General:    This Sterling Silver hairclip was made for a scuba diver
            ( lady go diver? ) called Chris. The stylus is made in the form
            of a KRIS, an Indonesioan ceremonial dagger. The big fish uses
            chain mail for scales, and the tail is florentined.
Material:   Sterling Silver.
Gem:
Method:     Constructed, Forged, Flame thickened,
            chainmail, florentined.
Finish:     Polished.
Mechanics:
Designer:   Walraven van Heeckeren.
Craftsman:  Walraven van Heeckeren.

Price:      AUS $ 750.00.








STERLING SILVER.


        STERLING SILVER is a binary Silver alloy consisting of:
                        925 parts/1000 Pure Silver and
                        75 parts/1000 Pure Copper.
 Annealing temperature: 750 degrees Celsius.
   Melting Temperature: 950 degrees Celsius.

                                                    Wal.













FORGING.


    FORGING is a method of deforming metal with a hammer on an anvil.
                In the case of Sterling Silver and the Karat Golds, this
                must be done COLD!  If a hot forging is attempted the
                precious metals will just crumble.  In their PURE form
                Silver and Gold will allow HOT forging, but there is no
                benefit to be gained.

                                                    Wal.












FLAME THICKENING.


       Flame Thickening is done by heating the edge of the metal
                        with a very hot flame until the edge at the flame
                        melts.  The cohesion and surface tension of the
                        moulten metal form the edge into a smooth thickened
                        area.

                                                    Wal.













FLORENTINEING.


    FLORENTINEING is a surface finish, achieved by using a special
                    graver, which has a number of parallel grooves cut in
                    the bottom.  The effect of this is that the graver
                    cuts many parallel lines at once.  In Florentineing,
                    first a series of parallel cuts are made followed by a
                    second set, which are cut across the first set, at 45
                    degrees to the first set.  The tool may be referred to
                    as a florentineing tool, or a line graver.

                                                    Wal.










CHAINMAIL.


        Chainmail is made from round links hooked together in the
                        pattern shown in the picture.  In medieval times it
                        was made into garments, from iron links, and served
                        to protect the wearer from various pointed weapons.

                                                    Wal.