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Using Gilding and Reticulation To Texture Your Jewelry Design
Reticulation is one of the most interesting textures you can create on silver. See how to reticulate silver to get this wonderful texture.
Last edited: 3/13/2019
Reticulation is one of the most interesting textures you can create on silver. To begin, the silver must be gilded to bring a layer of fine silver to the surface of the metal. See in this video how to gild, then reticulate your silver to create this wonderful texture.