Bangle Tongueless Love - Black Strong & Flexible engraving filled with gold
One verse of the Masnavi masterpiece by Mevlana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (book 1, story 1, verse 113) engraved on this bangle.
Interpretation: "Although the commentary of the tongue makes (all) clear,
yet tongueless love is clearer."
Forgive me for not using the nastaliq script, for it should be accompanying this poetry and in appearance it is one of the most beautiful styles. Unfortunately due to its forms it's less suitable for clear engravings on this scale. I will try to make my next piece in the more fitting nastaliq script.
Some illustrations are meant as inspirational and optional post-processing ideas. Please note that you need to post treat this piece if you want the silver to look heavily oxidized (blackish), or have the engravings filled with gold paste, nail polish, paint stick, lacquer, or whatever you may desire.
The effect of filling the engraving will be of highest contrast in the metals, since the plastic is somewhat porous. On my picture you can witness the gold sparkle of the nailpolish is also scattered on the rest of the bangle due to this reason.
The most popular way to oxidise sterling silver is to immerse it in a solution of water and a chemical called liver of sulphur. Please be very careful with chemicals! You may decide to support your local jeweler if you want to oxidise the silver and maybe even have the engraving filled.
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