Now comes the sanding and polishing.
I want to be able to see the pattern of the tortoise better and that requires a patina of liver of sulphur. The water is warm when I put a small amount of the liver of sulphur gel, mix it, and put in the silver pieces.
After the silver pieces start to darken to the color I want, they will go into a separate dish of water with baking soda to stop the color change.
The final polishing leaves the dark patina in the crevices. And my ring is ready for the New Year!
Happy New Year Everyone!!