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« on: June 27, 2006 02:57:19 PM »

I did a jewellery making class and for my final piece made this broach. It's made from copper and silver, but i wanted to tarnish the background and I've no idea how to do this?? Does any one have any ideas???


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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006 03:06:12 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006 03:07:51 PM »

There are several different techniques you can use to create different colors and textures on metal. Your best route is to paint a solution onto the areas where you want change. Warning; depending on what you use, you may have to seal it to keep it! A good resource for this;

Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing (Jewelry Crafts) -- by Tim McCreight

He also has several other books. If you are getting into jewelry long term, they are a very good investment.

Good job, by the way.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006 03:21:51 PM »

Nice jewelry!

I have dissolved liver of sulphur in a bit of water and either dunked the whole thing in there or painted it on VERY carefully.  It costs less than $10 and you can buy it on the Rings 'n Things website.  You might want to paint the silver part with clear nail polish first, if you want it to stay shiny.  You can take one of those green dish scrubby thingys and remove as much of the tarnish that you'd like to by just buffing it off.  It will also tarnish silver, but not as quickly as some other stuff.   I might try a test piece first, to see what it might do.

Some people SWEAR that you can put a copper item in a zip-lock bag with a boiled egg yolk, leave it over night and it will tarnish.  I tried it, it worked, a little, but I was in too big a hurry.  It is a LOT cheaper though.  Show us the after picture, and good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006 09:56:16 PM »

That's really cute! Nice job.
I don't know how to tarnish copper, but the egg yolk thing some one else described works for sure on silver.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006 10:55:10 PM »

ammonia will do it, you can buy it with the cleaning supplies, or try a little windex if you already have some, or in a pinch, urine, yes urine.  it sounds gross but it is effective.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006 12:29:50 AM »

Thanks for all the suggestions! I think i need to have a practice on some scraps before i give the real thing a go!! xx
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