Reticulated and Cutout Rectangle

Reticulation

Reticulation is holding your tourch over the metal just to the melting point, then taking the torch away for a few seconds so the metal can cool slightly. Repeating this process over and over creates an interesting and beautiful design. The metal pulls, sinks and makes unusual texture. Each piece of jewelry created using this method will be unique.

I made a Greek Cross, which consists of one single horizontal piece and one vertical piece that are the same length, and used reticulation for texture. I loved it and so did my friend Marsha! She is now the proud owner of my original and it looks fabulous on her, So much so, that I am making more and will post a picture when I have it finished. By the way, she is wearing the matching earrings too!

Love reticulation!

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