Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Liquid Platinum and Glass - A Smooth Concoction

"Bartender, I'll have a fused glass and liquid platinum cocktail, please!" That sounds like a drink that would slip very smoothly down your throat, doesn't it? Just wait til you see it draped around your neck, hanging from your ear, or wrapped around your wrist!

Yes, I've been playing with a new material...platinum...in the liquid form. It's sleek and oh, so becoming! Whether it's layered between the glass or applied on top, it adds a whole new dimension to my designs. Between the layers it's subtle and a little elusive - just hinting at the energy it carries. On top of the glass it boldly catches the light and engages the beholder in a subconscious conversation.



Platinum is one of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust. Because only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, it is a scarce material, is highly valuable and is a major precious metal commodity.

Is it expensive? Well, it is platinum, and it's not cheap (costing $1,700 per troy ounce versus $1,500 for gold and $35 for silver). Thankfully, a little bit of liquid platinum goes a long way, so I have been able to keep prices of pieces including this rare material in line with my other merchandise.

So, saddle up to the bar and indulge yourself in a little glass and platinum concoction!

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