Meet the Couple
Elements of Our Wedding:
Time and Place
The following pages describe how I made our wedding rings in great
detail. The reasons I did all this documentation are as follows:
To rememberI wanted to remember how much work went
into making these rings, and how I made them so I can learn from the
mistakes I made and make more jewelry in the future.
To teachI detailed everything that I did,
including the theory behind relevant steps, so that anyone who reads the
story will learn a bit of materials science, metalworking technique,
vocabulary and scientific concepts necessary to succeed in a project
such as this.
To instructI hope that reading about my successes
and mistakes will be instructive to anyone attempting a mokume project
of their own. The most daunting thing about this to me was not knowing
how to bridge gaps between steps, so I did my best to leave none.
To inspireI also hope that seeing a project like
this from start to finish will convince more people that while this
isn't easy, making mokume jewelry may not be as hard as it looks. It
takes patience, hard work and planning for it to happen, but it is
(hopefully) within the reach of anyone willing to put in the time and