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Reticulation

Popular in the 60s and 70s, reticulation brings natural-looking textures to metal. Add this retro technique to your jewelry making repertoire.

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Reticulation Technique and Procedure

Reticulation produces lovely textured surfaces that appear very ‘natural’ and can be controlled to produce specific patterns with practice. Used extensively by craft and art jewelers in the 1960’s and early 70’s in North America it lost…

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Reticulation – Ridges and Ripples

Reticulation is not difficult, but it does take practice, concentration, and a deft torch hand. Also, the pattern and appearance of a reticulated piece is not predictable; you probably won’t get the same results twice.