My first silver piece I have patina-ed (LOS). At first I thought I liked my silver shiny ONLY. But I think I do like it antiqued too :-). The big spirals are not as good because I realized that 18 gauge sterling wire could not handle very large spirals. For spirals as big I'll need 14 gauge. Next time I'll do it with 14 gauge. However, I do like it, and it looks great when worn too! I was VERY happy to make it yesterday.
It is made of sterling silver, wrapped in gold-filled wire.
5 days ago