Nickel Silver. I've always looked down my nose at it. Inexpensive, you know. Is used as a substitute for silver and associated with cheap jewelry. It's inexpensive.
But what if we explored its properties for what it is. It's a soft metal that can be easily formed. it's known to tarnish. Tonight I chased out some lines freehand. It forms well. I annealed with a propane torch to discover a wonderful dark flame patina. When I ran over it with a wire brush I discovered a wonderful shine. To keep the shine I realized that I could buff a few coats of wax.