Monday, March 15, 2010

Titanium Earrings

If gold is the king of metals , and silver the lunar metal ,does that make platinum the emperor? and if so what sort of lofty title is fit for a metal such as Titanium ?
Regardless of your answer this much I can tell you , Titanium is my personal favourite of all the metals!

A challenging medium to work with ,
gravers will all but shatter upon contact if not used just right.
The life of other tooling such as saw blades , drill bits ,and abrasives can be described as short at best.
   On top of that it must be hot forged in order to properly bend , form or shape .
Despite this, I find something very satisfying about working with this glorious element.

I present here for you , the reward for some of my efforts - a pair of earrings that I have
engraved in 6AL-4V aerospace grade Titanium .



Hand Engraved and Fabricated by Ray o. Hyder - 2010

13.5mm x 17.5mm x 1.6mm
2.2 gr total wt.
6AL-4V Titanium Alloy with 14k gold posts
( 6AL- stands for 6% Aluminium and 4V- for 4% Vanadium )