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Silver Wire x Lacquer Rings

The Silver Wire x Lacquer Rings represent the beauty of Japanese traditional crafts. The reversible design allows you to switch between the "silver wire arabesque surface" and "lacquered surface." Over time the silver and lacquer color will change in color into a personalized unique color.

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KRAFT DORF
KRAFT DORF

Nice to meet you, we are "KRAFT DORF". We are a team of artisans who formed after we held "Krafter's Hi", a monthly event for artisans across genres to experience handcrafts. 2019, we reopened our store and started to exhibit and sell our works so that you can take your time to view them. In 2020, the "KRAFT DORF" website will go live with the theme of an artisan village that realizes "a more interesting tomorrow than yesterday. The website introduces handcrafted works, surprises and fun created by yet unknown craftsmen's skills, and lifestyles.

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  1. [Reversible design] You can switch between "silver wire arabesque surface" and "lacquered surface".
  2. [Fun to grow] The more you use it, the more silver and lacquer will change over time, and the more you use it, the more it will change to a unique color in the world.
  3. [Craftsman's technique] A collaboration between the traditional craft of silver wire work and the special lacquer work technique of painting metal with lacquer.

Collaboration of silver wire work and lacquer work

Traditional craftsmen collaborate with the aim of creating products that have never been seen in the world. The accessory "Silver wire x lacquer ring (red gold / black gold / goi)" was born, which is made by pouring the essence of technique and playfulness into it and raising it to your own color.

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1. Silver wire x lacquer ring (shukin-)

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2. Silver wire x lacquer ring (black gold -kokkin-)

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3. Silver wire x lacquer ring (Itsuginu-)

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Reversible design of silver wire work "arabesque" and "lacquer"

Akita silver wire work uses sterling silver (999.9 ‰ silver) as the material, and how finely twisted it can be made is an indicator of the craftsman's technical ability. The "silver wire x lacquer ring" with the fine arabesque pattern of Akita silver wire work fits comfortably not only in casual wear but also in formal occasions.

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The technique used for lacquer painting on the back of the arabesque pattern is the lacquer work technique of Akita River Ren Lacquerware. The glossy luster of lacquer makes the overall impression gorgeous.

1. Silver wire x lacquer ring (shukin-)

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2. Silver wire x lacquer ring (black gold -kokkin-)

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3. Silver wire x lacquer ring (Itsuginu-)

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Silver and lacquer change over time, changing to only one shade in the world!

Both silver and lacquer are materials whose color changes over time. Silver undergoes a change called sulfurization, which gradually turns black over time. The surface, which is usually easy to touch, is naturally polished and changes slowly. As a result, there is a difference in shade from the hard-to-touch part inside the silver wire work, and the modeling changes to look more three-dimensional. (* Comparison with another work after a certain period of time)

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On the other hand, lacquer changes from the original color to a brighter color over time when exposed to sunlight (ultraviolet rays) . (* Comparison between the newly produced red gold and another work painted with lacquer of the same color)

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In addition, gold is used for the base of the ring colors "red gold" and "black gold", and bright yellow is used for "goi " . As the lacquer gradually becomes thinner in everyday use, the color of the base emerges as an accent and changes to only one shade in the world.

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Craftsman's technique that realized "silver wire x lacquer ring"

"Silver wire x lacquer ring" was created by Wataru Sato, a traditional craftsman of lacquer work, and Fusao Sato, a craftsman of Akita silver wire. Fusao Sato, who has not only silver wire work but also forging and carving techniques, manufactures silver rings from forging.

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The base of the ring is completed, such as the dimensions, the luster of silver, and the size of the arabesque work (with the silver wire embedded in the ring frame). Since it is an item whose impression changes drastically just by changing the overall width by a few millimeters, I repeated fine adjustments many times.

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Wataru Sato, a lacquer artist, painted lacquer on the finished base. Since lacquer is originally used as an adhesive or paint for materials made by applying lacquer to wood, it has the property of not adhering firmly to different materials such as metal.

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The "silver wire x lacquer ring" uses a special lacquer that adheres to metal and glass, and uses a "multi-layer coating" technology that makes it difficult to peel off by applying multiple layers. "Multi-layer painting" is a technique realized by Wataru Sato over 7 years, and is a technique of a craftsman who is extremely rare in Japan.

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Message from craftsman

Thank you for reading this far.

When you hear the word lacquer in silver wire work, you may have the image that you have to treat it delicately, but I definitely want you to use "silver wire x lacquer ring" on a daily basis. You can leave it on when you wash it.

In case of emergency, it is possible to recolor silver and repaint lacquer . We hope that you will enjoy how the "silver wire x lacquer ring" changes over time and grows in everyday use .

Thank you for your support for the "Silver Wire x Lacquer Ring" project.

About product option details

1. Silver wire x lacquer ring (shukin-)

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・ Size: You can choose from No. 9 to No. 25.
(If you would like a larger size, please contact us separately.)

-Material: Base part 950 silver / Silver wire work part Sterling silver (999.9 ‰ silver) / Lacquer

・ Ring width: 6.5mm

2. Silver wire x lacquer ring (black gold -kokkin-)

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・ Size: You can choose from No. 9 to No. 25.
(If you would like a larger size, please contact us separately.)

-Material: Base part 950 silver / Silver wire work part Sterling silver (999.9 ‰ silver) / Lacquer

・ Ring width: 5mm

3. Silver wire x lacquer ring (Itsuginu-)

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・ Size: You can choose from No. 9 to No. 25.
(If you would like a larger size, please contact us separately.)

-Material: Base part 950 silver / Silver wire work part Sterling silver (999.9 ‰ silver) / Lacquer

・ Ring width: 8mm

How to use the funds

Traditional industries have the problem of a shortage of workers.

To become a craftsman, you need a "workshop" and a "master" to learn the techniques. However, due to the aging of existing craftsmen, the number of people who can become "disciple" is limited, and the chances for young craftsmen to gain experience are decreasing.

The "Silver Wire x Lacquer Ring" project will be a manufacturing system in which young disciples also participate. While creating opportunities for them to gain experience, they will spend money on material costs associated with skill acquisition.

By the way, I hope that "Silver wire x lacquer ring" will be a good opportunity for as many people as possible to be interested in silver wire work and lacquer.

Introducing the maker

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Nice to meet you.

My name is Toru Takahashi and I am the representative of "KRAFT DORF" (center of the photo).

We, "KRAFT DORF", are a team of craftsmen based in Akita who work on the theme of "a craftsman's village that realizes a more interesting tomorrow than yesterday" using handmade works.

In collaboration with "Akita Silver Wire Craftsman Fusao Sato" and "Kawaren Lacquerware Makie Traditional Craftsman Wataru Sato", we are announcing "Silver Wire x Lacquer Ring" that embodies the joy of raising, which is not yet in the world. it is complete.

Our commitment is to spread the "craftsmanship" that is not yet known to the world through items. This ring also makes full use of craftsmanship such as "silver wire work, forging, carving " and "multi-layer coating that realizes lacquer coating on different materials".

We will continue to introduce "lifestyles created by handicrafts" through works that move your heart, so please support us!

KRAFT VILLAGE WEB: https://kraftdorf.com/

KRAFT DORF EC:https://kraftdorf.theshop.jp/

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Risk & Challenge

* Since all products are handmade one by one, some individual differences may occur. Please note that. * Due to the characteristics that the color tone changes over time, the color tone may differ slightly between the image and the actual product. In particular, the color of the lacquer may look dark at the beginning of purchase, but it will change brightly over time, so please enjoy the process of growing the color. * In an environment with a large amount of sulfur in the air, such as a natural hot spring, silver may change over time earlier. If you are concerned about the change in color, temporarily store it in a closed container such as a plastic bag with a zipper so that it will not come in contact with the air. * If you measure the number of rings yourself, an error may occur, so we recommend using a ring gauge at a specialty store. * We do not accept product options or refunds regarding usability such as size when worn. We do not accept product options or exchanges of products, but please contact us in the unlikely event that the product is defective. * Minor repairs (silver color restoration, lacquer repainting, etc.) within 180 days of delivery will be handled free of charge. The shipping fee will be borne by the customer. * Repairs after 180 days from delivery will be borne by the customer, but we will do our best to accommodate them. * The design and specifications of the product under development may change. Due to the nature of support purchases, there is a risk of delivery delays. * If there is a delay due to material procurement or production, the schedule may change slightly before delivery. * We will receive a lot of support through this project and establish a mass production system. If it is possible, the regular selling price may be lower than the planned price. Due to the nature of the support purchase service, we ask for your understanding and understanding in advance regarding the above precautions before supporting us.

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Nice to meet you, we are "KRAFT DORF". We are a team of artisans who formed after we held "Krafter's Hi", a monthly event for artisans across genres to experience handcrafts. 2019, we reopened our store and started to exhibit and sell our works so that you can take your time to view them. In 2020, the "KRAFT DORF" website will go live with the theme of an artisan village that realizes "a more interesting tomorrow than yesterday. The website introduces handcrafted works, surprises and fun created by yet unknown craftsmen's skills, and lifestyles.

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Option A) Shukin Rings

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Option B) Kokkin Rings - Black Gold

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Option C) Itsuginu Rings

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