Who would have thought a medal as industrial as stainless steel could be pretty enough, malleable enough for jewelry. I know it’s been used that way for a while, but I always snubbed it thinking it inferior for jewelry and a poor substitute for sterling.
Well time certainly does change everything. The higher price of sterling along with a love for white metal has finally made me try working with stainless steel.
Steel is quite hard, no wonder it’s used in all kinds of constructions from swords to buildings! I have to admit though, it does have a soft luster and subtle beauty to it.
So I’ve given in, even though it hurts my hands to work this wire and my tools, so accustomed to copper, are becoming damaged. I’ve found a new metal to play with! I can combine it with my copper, bronze, brass and maybe just a touch of sterling.